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Professional course

Medication Management in Mental Health Practice

20 credit, level 3 module

About this course

Course code:
UZZS36203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Anthony Lacny

Page last updated 2 August 2017

Introduction

The 20 credit, level 3 Medication Management in Mental Health Practice module will be taught using a mixture of approaches which include; problem-centred learning, seminars, lectures, discussions and case analysis, self directed learning, learning in practice.

Entry requirements

60 credits at level 2 or equivalent.

Structure

Content

Psychopharmacology

Pharmacology including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics; Anatomy and physiology as applied to prescribing practice; Basic principles of drugs to be prescribed absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion including adverse drug reactions (ADR), interactions and reactions, including illicit medication.

Legal and Ethical Issues

Mental Health Act (1983); Legal basis, liability and indemnity; Legal implications of advice to self-medicate including the use of complementary therapy and over the counter (OTC) medicines; Safe keeping of prescription pads, action if lost, writing prescriptions and record keeping.

Users, carers, concordance, education and information

Working with users and carers; attitudes towards medication; interaction with other treatments, e.g. psychotherapy educational approaches, media and information; factors affecting concordance, including  cognitive understanding, memory, attention and motivation; access to support; involvement of and with carers.

Assessment and Risk Management

Use of assessment scales in serious mental illness; symptomology; use of medication in crises;  side  effects; self-monitoring; use of side effects assessment scales; relapse prevention and management.

Self-Awareness

The concept of the self: thoughts, feelings and behaviour; the social self; use of supervision and reflection as a process of development of self-awareness.

Assessment

A 4000 word critical incident analysis of a user's medication management.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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