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PDC20069 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication

Course Details

Course Summary

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

Please note that this micro-credential does not provide endorsement to administer medication.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

What is a Digital Badge?


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
  1. Once you have selected your desired micro-credential, you can now add it to your shopping cart to enable you to purchase more than one "course" in a single transaction. 
  2. Once you have added all the micro-credentials you wish to purchase, you will be directed to the payment gateway and will be asked to "authenticate" your account on our Learning Management System Be Different. 
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  4. Following a successful payment, you will automatically be redirected to the course in the Learning Management System Be Different where you will find your selection of micro-credentials on your Dashboard. 

 

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 micro-credential 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

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

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

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Micro-credential: A micro-credential is an online short course with assessment, which, on successful completion is awarded a digital badge through our badge partners Credly. Instructions for this are provided at the end of the course.

2 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.


  • 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

Award

Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio.

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