Diploma in Prescription Only Medicines

This course is now open for applications from HCPC Podiatry registrants.

Upon successful completion the student will be eligible to apply to have their HCPC registration annotated for Prescription Only Medicines. This registration forms a separate entry point on the HCPC register. The Academic component of this course will involve e-lectures,e-tutorials and self-directed learning. The examination element of this course shall be held at The Smae Institute in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

The Diploma comprises of 1 module, covering pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and categorisation of podiatric pharmacological agents. This module must be passed prior to progressing onto the Assessment.

Open Day & Registration Day

The Open Day (held annually in November) is available to all HCPC Registered Chiropodists/Podiatrists who wish to find out more information about our new Diploma in Prescription Only Medicine for Podiatry Practice.

Our POMs Diploma Open Days discuss the course in more detail and included individual sessions, which are a pre-requisite for those who wish to enrol.

For more information regarding our future Open Day dates, please email info@smaeinstitute.co.uk or call 01628 621100 ext 219.

Course Details

Open/Registration Day for the 2023 Cohort

Saturday 4th November 2023
(pre-requisite for those who wish to enrol)

Introductory Lectures (Location: The SMAE Institute)

Friday 24th November 2023

Module 1 (Location: e-Learning)

Begins: Monday 27th November 2023

Module 1 Assessment Submission

Monday 8th April 2024

Examination (Location: The SMAE Institute)

May 2024 (TBC)

Cost: £825.00

Those wishing to enrol onto this course must provide evidence of registration with HCPC and demonstrate annotation in LA on the HCPC register.

Open Day Booking

Please complete the form below for more information and to book your place on our Open Day

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