Medication and Mental Health


  • NURS09144


Credit Points

  • 20 points at SCQF Level 9

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

Entry requirements

Nursing/allied health/health-related/social care qualification


Written assignment (100%)

Useful information

Module Co-ordinator Austyn Snowden

This module may be eligible to be used as part of credit towards the BSc Professional Health Studies