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Medication Treatment and Medication Calculations 1. (4 cr)

Code: SN00BS19-3006

General information


23.05.2022 - 29.05.2022


01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Laurea Lohja, sote


Laurea Lohja

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing (SNF2), Laurea Lohja


  • Minna Launonen

Teacher in charge

Kirsi Halttunen


  • SNF222SN
    Degree Programme in Nursing, daytime studies, S22, Lohja


The student is able to
- explain the legislation and information guidance related to medication treatment
- describe the basic principles of safe medication treatment
- describe the basics of medication treatment administered via enteral and local routes and as injections
- use different pharmaceutical databases

Teaching methods

Part 1. Medication treatment theory 3cr
Part 2. Medication calculations 0,5 cr
Part 3. Workshops 0,5cr

Schedule is available in Pakki.
Group divisions will be discussed during the 1st lecture.

Learning materials and recommended literature

Will be provided during the course. Material found in Canvas.

Important dates

Schedule is provided in Pakki.

Students workload

1cr = 27 hours of student's work

Part 1. Medication treatment theory 3cr = 81 hours of student's work
- lectures 4 x 4 h + 2 h exam = 18 h
- independent study / online course: 63h

Part 2. Medication calculations 0,5 cr = 13 hours of student's work
- calculations lessons 2 x 2 h + exam 1 h = 5 h
- independent work: 8 h

Part 3. Workshops 0,5cr = 13 hours of student's work
- workshops 4 hours each x 3 = 12 hours of student's work
- independent worktime 1 hour

Content and scheduling

Core content :
Medication treatment 3 ECTS
- Legislation regulating medication treatment
- Safe medication treatment processes and medication treatment plan
- Aseptic techniques in medication treatment
- The role, tasks and responsibility of nurses in medication treatment
- Forms and routes of medication administration
- Pharmaceutical service
- Pharmaceutical technology
- Basic knowledge of drug allergies and anaphylaxis

Medication calculations:
- Conversion of units
- calculating percentages
- solid and liquid medicine
- infusion rate and time
- preparation and dilution medicines
- (basic) gas calculations

Workshop 1: subcutaneous injection (abdominal region and upper arm)
Workshop 2: intramuscular (thigh) and ventrogluteal injection
Workshop 3: dispensing medication

Grading scale


Evaluation criteria, approved/failed

Assessment: Pass/Fail

100% correct required in Medication calculations.