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080206A Prescriptions, 0.5 ECTS cr 
Code 080206A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Prescriptions  Abbreviation Prescriptions 
Scope0.5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Miia Turpeinen 

ECTS Credits  1.0 p 
Language of instruction 


Timing  C5 / DC5 
Learning outcomes 

The student will learn correct prescription skills and will get familiar with the official regulations and restrictions concerning prescription, delivery and reimbursement of the drugs. Additionally the student will get a general view to chemist’s role in drug delivery.



Structure and content of prescription. Different types and uses of prescription. Regulations of prescription and drug delivery and reimbursement. Cooperation of doctor/dentist, chemist’s and Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) for safe and efficient drug therapy. Introduction to drug registration, licensing, quality control and preservation.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 8 h. Prescription writing practice 2 h.

Recommended or required reading 

Book: Ilari Paakkari: Käytännön reseptioppi (Kandidaattikustannus Oy, latest edition). Course material and appropriate lists and regulations in the Pharmaca Fennica.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Written exam. Acceptable performance requires good knowledge on the theory and satisfactory prescription ability.



Person responsible 

Pirkko Viitala (


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Reseptioppi  Course  0.5  Miia Turpeinen  13.09.21 -23.09.21

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