Diploma in Prescription Only Medicines for Podiatric Practice

  The SMAE Institute (1919) Ltd              01628 621100             www.smaeinstitute.co.uk

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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 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. 

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Course Structure

Open/Registration Day for the 2022 Cohort

Will be held on Saturday 5th November 2022 (via Zoom)

 (pre-requisite for those who wish to enrol)

Introductory Lectures (Location: The SMAE Institute) 

Friday 25th November 2022

Module 1 (Location: e-Learning)

Begins: Monday 28th November 2022

Module 1 Assessment Submission

Monday 3rd April 2023

Examination (Location: The SMAE Institute)

May 2023

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.