Medicines for self-medication

Description

Medication which can be self-administered by individuals for psychological or physical problems. This type is sold in supermarkets and drugstores and does not require a doctors prescription. This medication mostly treats common health issues.

Alternative labels

medicines used for self-medication
nonprescription medicines
non-prescription medicines
medicines for self medication
medicines used for self-treatment
medicine for self-medication

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Medicines for self-medication is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Medical goods shop manager: Medical goods shop managers are responsible for activities and staff in specialised shops. ​They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.
Pharmacy technician: Pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of a pharmacist, check incoming goods, control stock, handle and store pharmaceuticals properly. Where permitted by national rules, they dispense medication and provide advice on their appropriate use.
Supermarket manager: Supermarket managers are responsible for activities and staff in a supermarket.
Pharmacy assistant: Pharmacy assistants perform general duties, such as stock management, serving at the cash desk, or performing administrative duties. They deal with the inventory within the pharmacy under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Drugstore manager: Drugstore managers are responsible for activities and staff in drugstores that sell items such as magazines, household products, medicines, cosmetics, candy or refreshments. ​They manage employees, monitor the sales of the store, manage budgets and order supplies when a product is out of supply and perform administrative duties if required.

Optional knowledge

Medicines for self-medication is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Medicines for self-medication – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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