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Medication Management in Mental Health Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Non-Accredited 20 credits



20-21 Accredited 20 credits



Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : Submission date: To be confirmed by the Module Leader. Please ignore the venue information in our offer email. Due to the pandemic your course will be taught ONLINE and all dates will stay as contact days until the Course Lead advises otherwise.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 07 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 14 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 21 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 28 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 05 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 12 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 19 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 26 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00




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



Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award




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.


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.

Course Director

Anthony Lacny

Entry Requirements

60 credits at level 2 or equivalent.


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.

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20 credit level 3 module

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