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PDC51994 - Medication Administration and Error Reduction Practices

Course Details

Course Summary

In Australia, medications are administered on the order of doctors and dentists. However, in some situations specially qualified nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses may prescribe drugs. This online micro-credential introduces an understanding of the medications nurses administer and the correct way of administering medications to reduce errors.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this micro-credential should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $90
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

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 micro-credential, 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 Micro-credential Structure

4 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Recognise potential risks for error throughout medication administration procedures
  2. Identify the legal requirements of prescriptions, medication orders, and administration records
  3. Outline safe drug administration guidelines and processes.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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