- knows the basics of regulations governing medication treatment
- is able to act responsibly in the patient's medication treatment
- knows the basics of the medication treatment process and is aware of the responsibilities of medication-related tasks in nursing care
- knows the basics of different pharmaceutical forms and methods of administration, and knows how to safely and correctly implement a patient’s medication
- knows the basics of medication phases and effects in the body
- knows the basics of promoting the safety of medication treatment
- knows the basics of medication guidance
- is able to calculate medication correctly.
The student, in addition to a satisfactory level,
- is able to describe the different phases of the medication treatment process in different nursing environments
- is able to explain in detail and guide the patient and his/her significant other in the implementation of the medication
The student, in addition to a good level,
- is able to apply the different phases of the medication treatment process to the different operating environments of nursing
- knows the importance of patient safe medication as part of a patient’s holistic care
- is able to apply his/her knowledge of medication administration modes and path of administration to the specific patient and to guide the patient individually in medication treatment.
1) Medicine Management Skills for Nurses : Student Survival Skills (e-book).2013.by Claire Boyd
2) Brady, Anne-Marie; McCabe, Catherine; McCann, Margaret
2014.Fundamentals of medical-surgical nursing: a systems approach, Chapter 2: Principles of Drug Administration ( by Jordan Sue), pages 48-58.
3) Calculation skills for nurses (e-book).2013. Boyd, Claire
Material provided by the teachers.
Lectures, small group work, presentations, independent study,mandatory tasks, small group work and seminar (16.9. 2020)
Pharmacotherapy and Medical Calculations form the grade for the course. Course must be fully completed before the first clinical training.
Pharmacotherapy: written, graded (0-5) exam. In order to have an approved grade, 75% of the points must be gained.
Medical Calculations: written test, graded pass/fail. In order to pass 100% correct calculations without calculator.
Mathematics: two compulsory lectures (on August 25th and 27th 2020), and four sets of tasks called Mathematical Fundamentals that must be 100% completed at the beginning of the course. Graded pass/fail.
Small group work:active, 100% participation. In case of absence, tasks submitted to the teacher.
10.08.2020 - 11.10.2020
12.08.2020 - 25.08.2020
0 - 20
Anna Rinne, Hari Nortunen
- regulations governing medication management
- medication care of outpatient and inpatient care
- forms of medication and routes of administration
- pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- aseptic practice in medication care
- pharmacotherapy throughout the life span
- medication safety and prevention of adverse events
-mathematics and calculations
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
Pharmacotherapy test on Moodle 2 October 2020.
Calculations test without a calculator week 41 via zoom.
Classes 28 hours
Independent study 53 hours
Mandatory orientation 25 August at 8:30
Mandatory Mathematics classes: 25 August at 12:30 and 27 August at 12:30
- knows the basics of legislation and norms concerning medication management
- knows how to act with responsibility when participating in medication care
- knows the fundamentals of medication process’s stages and knows the nurses’ role in medication care of patients’ care
- knows the fundamentals of forms of medication and routes of administration, and can carry out safe and correct medication care
- knows the basics of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- knows the fundamentals of promotion of medication care
- knows the fundamentals of medication education
- can calculate medical calculations correctly
Besides the above mentioned, the student:
-can describe medication process’s stages in varied nursing environments
-can explain guidance on forms of medication and routes of administration with rationales
Besides the above mentioned, the student:
- is aware of applying medication process’s stages into varied contexts implementing medication administration
- knows the meaning of medication safety as a part of patients’ holistic care
- has knowledge on forms of medication and routes of administration, and is aware of carrying out personalized medication guidance individually.