Unit 4222-616 Administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects (ASM 34)

Level: 3

Credit value: 5


This unit is for those who prepare for, administer and monitor the effects of medication on individuals. The unit applies to all medication used for and by individuals, both prescribed and nonprescribed.

Learning outcomes

There are five learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:

1. Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication

2. Know about common types of medication and their use

3. Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication

4. Prepare for the administration of medication

5. Administer and monitor individuals’ medication

Guided learning hours

It is recommended that 30 hours should be allocated for this unit, although patterns of delivery are likely to vary.

Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national standards

This unit is linked to the Skills for Health/DANOS national occupational standard:
AH2 Prepare for, and administer medication to individuals, and monitor the effects

This also appears in Health and Social Care Standards as HSC 375.

Support of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body

This unit is endorsed by Skills for Health.


Any skills based element within the unit must be assessed in the workplace or using workplace

This course provides a framework to meet the learning outcomes for unit ASM 34 and the formal learning required for this unit. The training can be run over one day