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.


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.

Also available as a level 2 accredited unit.

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.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 45 minutes

e-learning content

2 e-learning modules

Course assessments

2 online assessments

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

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