Medication safety

Healthcare professionals in Australia are highly trained, dedicated and caring. The thought of making an error to most is devastating, but unfortunately the majority of us will be involved in an error at some point during our careers.

This course is designed to explore the various causes of medication errors and equip you with the knowledge and skills to help prevent errors from occurring in your workplace. It focuses on the things we can do as individuals to increase safety for our patients.

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Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting. Medical, nursing and pharmacy students looking towards hospital practice

Open to: All health professionals and students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Pharmacists, Nurses - view details

Getting started - 2017 enrolments

2017 enrolments - click start now. Previous enrolments see below.

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Previous enrolments

Use the links below to access one of the previous enrolment years if:

  • you partially completed the course in a previous year and wish to finish it without starting from scratch.
  • you completed the course in a previous year and need to reprint your Certificate of Completion.

Course links

All versions of the course have the same content. The yearly versions are provided simply to facilitate annual completion of the course if required.

CPD points and practice incentives

Continuing professional development

It is recommended that 30 minutes per module/case study be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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This activity is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 0.5 CPD hours per module/case study completed according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Practice incentives for general practice

Medication safety is recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program (QPI PIP). The QPI PIP year in which the activity is recognised will be determined by the date of completion.

Qualification for ONE QPI PIP activity requires completion of ALL modules and case studies within the Medication safety course.


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