Understand Medication and Prescriptions

There are many types of medicines you may come across in your workplace. Medicines are prepared in different ways and it is important that you are aware of the differing forms and their use.

Course Overview

This e-learning course provides an introduction to the types of medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance.

It is mapped to the QCF unit Y/601/9571 which forms part of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF).

Course Topics Covered

  • Understand the use of different types of medication.
  • Different routes of administration.
  • Understanding how medicines are classified.
  • Understanding your role and responsibilities.
  • The key points of current legislation.
  • Consequences of not following relevant legislation and guidance.

Course Delivery

  • Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning modules.
  • 2 mandatory online assessments.
  • Certificate.
  • Online candidate support.
  • Candidate records archived for future tracking and reporting.

Overview

This e-learning course provides an introduction to the types of medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment. It introduces some of the legislation about medication and sources of information and guidance.

It is mapped to the QCF unit Y/601/9571 which forms part of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF).

Topics Covered

  • Understand the use of different types of medication.
  • Different routes of administration.
  • Understanding how medicines are classified.
  • Understanding your role and responsibilities.
  • The key points of current legislation.
  • Consequences of not following relevant legislation and guidance.

Delivery

  • Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning modules.
  • 2 mandatory online assessments.
  • Certificate.
  • Online candidate support.
  • Candidate records archived for future tracking and reporting.
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