Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Advanced Management
This module aims to develop your critical understanding of how medications can be safely and effectively supplied under Patient Group Directions (PGD's) to a range of patients presenting with often undifferentiated and undiagnosed or complex medical conditions. It will develop your understanding of the pathophysiology of system-based disorders and the complexities of co-morbities and the relationship this has to the medications supplied.
Who the module is aimed at
The module is aimed clinicians who are not currently able to work as an independent prescribing, but are or intend to supply medication under PGD.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient.
Throughout the module you will be grounded in the safe, effective and informed supply of medication to your individual patient/client group.
What you learn
This module aims to develop your skills in the critical appraisal of pathophysiology and pharmacology, relevant to those service users presenting with often undifferentiated and undiagnosed or complex medical conditions in you practice area.
General areas covered
- Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- Understanding and Developing Patient Group Directions (PGD's)
- Pathophysiology of chronic conditions
- Clinical decision making in relation to Pharmacology.
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
During the module you will:
- Review PGD's currently in use in your practice area.
- Develop you consultation skills in relation to the supply of medication.
- Develop you practice to include the safe supply of relevant medications for your practice area.
Fees and Funding for 2022/23
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £1,415.00
EU / International students: £2,410.00 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form
Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, 2:2 or above in a related health care subject.
This module aims to explore and appraise the pathophysiology and pharmacology that underpins safe practice in the supply of medications. It is aimed at clinicians who work with service users presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed or complex medical conditions. The module is designed for those practitioners who intend to supply medication under Patient Group Directives but are not currently able to independently prescribe.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
(The above must be evidenced in your application form)
This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus
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This module is planned to commence delivery in January 2023.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Case Study
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits
For further information please contact the module leader Mitch Lau - firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the student experience team: