This hybrid competency-based Micro-credential is designed to introduce learners to the PSW role in assisting with medication administration. Learners will explore the unique functions of the health care team and their responsibilities in administering medication, the components of the prescription, and the effect of medications in the body. Learners will be introduced to the pharmacology of medications. Additionally, learners will learn about monitoring parameters for the PSW and discuss specific ways to support clients receiving medications. Lastly, learners will explore the process of testing a client's blood sugar as well.


The required text for this course can be found by going to, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scroll to Assist with Medication Administration.

Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.

Host Course Code: LAM-PSWMR0170
Host Course Name: Assist with Medication Administration


Important Information: A component of this course is a mandatory in-person lab on Saturday December 3, 2022 and Sunday December 4, 2022 from 8 am - 5 pm both days. Further information will be provided in your course shell once the course begins.

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