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Course Overview

Building on the basics of mental health challenges course, students will be given a basic introduction to the physiological mechanisms of mental health concerns, and the medications that might be used by health care professionals to treat them. This course will have a special emphasis on the role of the support worker in helping people who are experiencing a mental health concern and taking medication.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss why psychopharmacology is important
  • Understand the role of support workers and psychiatric medication
  • Undertand basic concepts of neurobiology
  • Understand neurotransmitters involved in emotions
  • Understand the categories of medication used in mental health
  • Understand Specific mental health concerns and their treatment