Name that neurotransmitter: Using music to teach psychopharmacology concepts

Melinda Hermanns, Mary L Lilly, Kathy Wilson, Nathan Andrew Russell

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of music (i.e., two original songs, "Neurotransmitter Twitter" and "Parkinson's Shuffle") to teach aspects of psychopharmacology to students in the course Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Songs were incorporated in both the clinical and classroom settings. This innovative teaching method allowed students the opportunity to revisit the information through multiple exposures of the content for reinforcement and enhancement of student learning in a fun, creative approach. Brain based research will be discussed, along with the process of development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Name that neurotransmitter : Using music to teach psychopharmacology concepts. / Hermanns, Melinda; Lilly, Mary L; Wilson, Kathy; Russell, Nathan Andrew.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 51, No. 9, 09.2012, p. 517-520.

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Hermanns, Melinda ; Lilly, Mary L ; Wilson, Kathy ; Russell, Nathan Andrew. / Name that neurotransmitter : Using music to teach psychopharmacology concepts. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2012 ; Vol. 51, No. 9. pp. 517-520.
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