Medicines education modules


Antipsychotics learning module

Antipsychotics learning module
Antipsychotics are prescribed very widely, mainly for psychosis, but also for other indications. This module identifies the most important hazards of antipsychotics and informs on actions that health professionals can take in order to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks. This training module is for medical, nursing and pharmaceutical professions. It is especially suitable for pharmacists, general practitioners and those starting out in psychiatry. Health professionals who are established in practice will also find the module a helpful refresher.
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Pharmacovigilance learning module

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This learning module covers what pharmacovigilance is and how it relates to day-to-day clinical practice. You will understand health professionals’ role in contributing to clinical knowledge on the harms of individual medicines and you will learn how to keep updated on the risks of medicines—so you make good treatment choices.
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Medicines learning modules FAQs

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Answers to frequently asked questions about the MHRA medicines learning modules.
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Benzodiazepines learning module

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Benzodiazepines are prescribed widely, mainly for the management of anxiety, insomnia and epilepsy; other indications include management of alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasm, and sedation in dental and medical procedures and in surgery. This module identifies the most important hazards of benzodiazepines and informs health professionals how to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks.

Opioids learning module

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Opioids are prescribed very widely, mainly for managing pain. This module identifies the most important hazards of opioids and informs on actions that health professionals can take in order to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks. This training module is for medical, nursing and pharmaceutical professions. It is suitable for those nearing the end of their formal training or those who have recently completed such training. Health professionals who are established in practice will also find the module a helpful refresher.

SSRI learning module

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) form the most widely prescribed class of antidepressants. This module identifies the most important hazards of SSRIs and informs on actions that health professionals should take in order to minimise and manage the risks. This training module is for medical, nursing and pharmaceutical professions. It is suitable for those nearing the end of their formal training or those who have recently completed such training. Also, health professionals will find the module a helpful refresher, for example, at the start of a posting in clinical psychiatry.
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