Course Overview

Understanding how to handle drugs securely is essential for anyone intending to work in health and social care. With approximately 4-5% of UK hospital admissions caused by the incorrect use of medicines at an estimated cost of £466 million a year to the NHS, medicine needs to be handled with the highest care because it is essential to save human lives. 

Any medication abuse can lead to major health issues and, in extreme circumstances, even death. In order to comply with UK medicine legislation, this course on Safe Handling of Medicines will help to instruct participants in the safe and professional handling and disposal of medications. 

You will be aware of how to order, receive, administer, store, and dispose of various types of medication. After completing this course, you will be well-versed in the steps for getting, keeping, and disposing of medication in a safe and secure manner

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Recognise the specialised vocabulary used for bird classifications.
  • Gain knowledge about the enormous diversity of bird species.
  • Know the biology of birds and how they have gradually changed in appearance.
  • Learn how each type of bird builds its own nest and reproduces effectively.
  • Learn more about bird conservation and the threats to their survival.

Assessment and Certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. After you have successfully passed the final exam, you will be able to order an Accredited Certificate of Achievement at an additional cost of £19 for a PDF copy and £29 for an original print copy sent to you by post or for both £39.

Career Path

The Rugby First Aid course will help you acquire the skills you need to perform your work more successfully. In the UK today, salaries for jobs requiring a similar level of knowledge could range from £25,000 to £28,000 annually. It may be advantageous to any profession in the associated industries, including:

  • Rugby first aider
  • First aid responder
Safe Handling of Medicines



Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Medicines
Introduction to Medicines 00:27:00
Module 02: Legislation and Licensing
Legislation and Licensing 00:35:00
Module 03: Key Principles of Medication Management
Key Principles of Medication Management 00:34:00
Module 04: Professional Communication and Medication Safety
Professional Communication and Medication Safety 00:36:00
Module 05: Safe Administration of Medicines
Safe Administration of Medicines 00:32:00
Module 06: Patient Involvement in Medication Safety
Patient Involvement in Medication Safety 00:41:00
Module 07: Storage, Supply and Disposal of Medication
Storage, Supply and Disposal of Medication 00:41:00
Module 08: Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs
Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs 00:40:00
Module 09: Record-Keeping and Audit Process
Record-Keeping and Audit Process 00:34:00
Module 10: The Safe Use of Medication during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Safe Use of Medication during the COVID-19 Pandemic 00:37:00

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