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Introduction to medical terminology, calculations and literacy in Dementia care

Precision in Dementia Care

Unlock the essentials of dementia care with our targeted course. Gain mastery in medical terminology and vital calculations crucial for nursing professionals. Elevate your skills in safe medication practices, ethical record-keeping, and legal compliance. Hone communication for seamless collaboration with healthcare peers. Be the expert in assessing and addressing concerns. Join now for precision in dementia care.

About UniSQ UpSkill
What will you achieve?

On completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Articulate basic medical terminology in nursing and specifically for individuals with dementia
  • Interpret basic medical calculations required for medication practice, recording keeping, including dosage calculations, and reading medication labels
  • Conceptualise how medicines are used safely and when to report any anomalies to the registered nurse, in accordance with the medicines regulatory system and evidence-based medicine information
  • Assess and escalate issues of concern according to organisational procedures
What topics will you cover?
  • Medical terminology
  • Numeracy and basic medication calculation skills and practice
  • Communication skills and escalation of care

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes:

  • Quiz on Medication calculation, numeracy & literacy
  • Case study
Course Credit
Unspecified Creditarrow

The Microcredential can be taken as a stand-alone course. Additionally, it can be combined with other Microcredentials offered by UniSQ to achieve a total of 1.0 unit of credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded. To be eligible for credit you must successfully complete a stack of UniSQ Microcredentials that, when combined, equal 1.0 unit of credit.  

The combined stack of Microcredentials can be used to apply for unspecified credit towards a program, provided the program rules allow it. To apply credit, you must first meet all of the program admission requirements and there must be elective space within the program and approval from the Program Director.

Introduction to medical terminology, calculations and literacy in Dementia care

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A $820
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