Associate Lecturer

Opening Date:
5 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
22 Jul 2021
Salary Range:

Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing – Ref: K803

Starting: Annually in September and February

The non-medical prescribing module is a 60-credit module, offering students a Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing, or the first year of both our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Degree Apprenticeship) qualifications. By the end of the module, students will be equipped as an independent prescriber ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessments of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions; using decision-making skills to determine the individual’s clinical management. The module is validated by the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The module has three main areas of interlinked study:

  • Applied pharmacology
  • Consultation and clinical skills
  • Practical aspects of prescribing.

There are 26 days required by the regulating bodies, achieved at The Open University by a combination of 4 face-to-face study days at Milton Keynes Campus (currently these are delivered online due to Covid-19 restrictions), 4 days’ equivalent of synchronous online forum-based activities (Wednesday morning and Sunday evening), 18 days’ equivalent of online study activities, including 2 revision/assessment days.

The main assessment components are:

  • Numeracy exam
  • OSCE skills, prescription writing and consultation skills
  • Pharmacology exam
  • Writing a clinical management plan
  • Practice log and reflective case study – the end of module assessment.

To work with us you will need access to the internet.

For detailed information, and to apply online go to: –

Closing date for Applications: 22nd July 2021 – noon.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.