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GroupK702D14S/Degree Programme in Nursing (in English) (Kemi)
Study unitK702D21 Medication in Nursing, 4.00 ECTS credits, 107 h
UnitTerveysala (Meripuistokatu 26) Kemi
Time of implementationSpring2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherMikkola Anja, Pernu Tarja
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates14.03.2015 - 29.05.2015
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 1 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam 01.06.2015 klo 16:30-19:30, 21.09.2015 klo 16:30-19:30, 16.11.2015 klo 16:30-19:30, 07.12.2015 klo 16:30-19:30, 15.02.2016 klo 16:30-19:30, 18.04.2016 klo 16:30-19:30, 01.06.2016 klo 16:30-19:30
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

Medication in Nursing 4 ECTS

Competence Goals:

After this course the student can administer safe medical care under the instructions of a physician. S/he is able to monitor medical care and to analyze its impacts. The student knows how to implement pharmaceutical calculations in the medical care of clients from all age groups. The student recognizes the risks involved in a medical care process and s/he is able to apply the information about medication errors to develop and improve the process of medical care.


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

Drug Administration and Pharmaceutical calculation

-contact lessons (reflection, co-operative learning, exploratory learning, training in TC)

-different kind of functional methods and laborating

- independent work

-literature, articles, other material    

Drug Administration
Abrams, A.C., Pennington S.S., Lammon, C.B. 2009. Clinical Drug Therapy, Rationales for Nursing Practice, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, China.

Adams, M.P., Holland, Jr, L.N., Bostwick, P. M. 2009. Pharmacology for Nurses. A Pathophysiologic Approach, Pearson Education, New Jersey, USA.

Nurminen, M-L: Lääkehoito (2006)

Veräjänkorva, O. ym. : Lääkehoito hoitotyössä "NATIONAL GUIDE FOR PHARMACOTHERAPY IN SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE" (Turvallinen lääkehoitosuositus (2006) Only part 3 Games from there!

Journal articles and researchworks about medications and drug administrationsMaterial in the Moodle environment and in assignments.


Drug Administration

Learning Outcomes:

The student:

  • knows the legislation of drug administration and understands how to apply it in practice
  • -knows nurse´s role and responsibility in drug administration
  • -can find information about drugs and drug administration and knows how to use Pharmaca Fennica
  • knows how the body handles medications and how drug influences the body and knows how to monitor the effects
  • knows the central concepts of drug administration, different kinds of drugs and the right ways to give medicine
  • understands the meaning of drug calculation in drug administration and can use the basic drug administration information in calculation
  • understands the meaning of asepsis and knows how to carry out it in drug administration
  • knows about the disadvantages, side effects and interactions of drugs
  • gets motivated to constantly develop his/her professional competence in drug administration and understands the importance of it also after graduation


legislation of drug administration

nurses´ role and responsibility in drug administration

Pharmaca Fennica/Sfinx-interaction database /

the main concepts in drug administration

the forms of medicine and how to give medicine

the dosing of medicine

drug calculation

asepsis in drug administration

how the body handles medications and how drug influences the body and how to monitor the affects

disadvantages, side effects and interactions of drugs

the security vocabulary in drug therapy and patient care

some special areas in drug therapy


Drug Administration

grade: 0-5 (exam) + 80 % attendance

100 % attendance in TC and laborations, Approved independent assignment