Medication and Mental Health

Ninety percent of mental health service users take two or more psychotropic medicines. All nurses have a duty of care to support safe and effective use of medicines. The impact of any medicine needs to be understood by every nurse administering medicines. This means all mental health nurses need to critically engage with psychopharmacology, clinical governance and wider best practice issues.

This module addresses these issues by integrating analyses of psychopharmacology, mental health nursing and medication legislation. This provides the background for a critical analysis of the modern mental health nursing role in medication management for people diagnosed with mental health problems such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and insomnia.


5th & 18th June and 3rd & 17th July, 9am-3pm - Dumfries

Entry requirements



Written assignment (100%)




Credit Points

  • 20 points at SCQF Level 9


  • NURS09144
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