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PDC20069 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge in the safe support and assistance of medications for clients in the Community Care environment. The course provides you with an overview on medication forms, routes, the 'Six Rights' of medication and assistance of select medications.

Please note that this course does not provide endorsement to administer medication.

This online Short Course provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

The fee for this short course will be $45.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $45
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://bedifferent.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Public Sector
  • Safety

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

2 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the common forms of self-administering medications and medication routes
  2. Recall the 'Six Rights' of medication and the essential parts of a drug order
  3. Identify what medication support or assistance means in the context of community care workers
  4. Describe the process of assisting safely with the client’s medication.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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