Pharmacology for Mental Health Nurses - An Introduction



To provide Mental Health Nurses with an overview of the role of pharmacology in the provision of Person Centred Mental Health Nursing. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the importance of pharmacology in the provision of effective person centred care.
  • Distinguish between the structure & functure of the cell membrance and the blood-brain barrier.
  • Recognise the symptoms associated with neurotransmitter and pharmacokinetics .
  • Recognise the symptons associated with neurotransmitter imbalance.
  • Understand the mode of action of the psychiatric medications.
  • Idendify the effects of recreational drugs.
  • Identify the effect of nutrition on neurotransmitter function.


Mental Health Nurses


Lecture, discussion, group work.



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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Mental Health Nurses Band 5 & above Wednesday 7 February 2018
(9.15 - 12.30)
CEC - Antrim Eilish Boyle
Heather Brennan
Mental Health Nurses Band 5 & above Wednesday 14 March 2018
(9.15 - 12.30)
CEC - Craigavon Eilish Boyle
Heather Brennan