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Course - Safe Handling of Medicines - Distance

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  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of all of the assignments you will receive a ASET Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medicines.
  • Course description
    Student Profile:

    This programme is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of how to adopt good, safe working practices in relation to the dispensing of medicines and medical treatments.

    Study Method:

    This course can be studied at your own pace and there are no deadlines to meet. However you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you received the course. To complete this course it will take in the region of 80 study hours which can be spread over the 12 month period.

    Assessment:


    Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments which can be submitted to your tutor by e-mail or post, there is no word count for these assignments, however you must prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the assignment and one sentence answers will be rejected.

    Location:

    The programme is home or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.

    Payment Method:

    You can choose to pay in full at the time of ordering, or you can pay in monthly installments. However you will not receive the discount if you choose to pay in installments.

    If you would like to pay in installments, we would need one of the installments as a deposit with your order (either by cheque or by credit/debt card) we will take the rest of the installments off the card for the remaining months. For further details on paying by installments please call or e-mail UK Open Learning.

    COURSE CONTENT


    The course is presented in 14 Modules:

    1. Ordering of Medicines

    2. Storage of Medicines

    3. Administration of Medicines

    4. Self Administration of Medicines

    5. Homely Remedies

    6. How Oral Medicines Work

    7. Refusal of Medicines

    8. Controlled Drugs

    9. Common Side Effects from Medicines in the    Older Service User

    10. Errors Associated with the Administration of Medicine

    11. Oxygen Therapy in a Care Home

    12. Disposal of Medicines Confidentiality

    13. Confidentiality

    14. Competency in Clinical Practice

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