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Summer 2021
May 06,2021
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This course surveys basic neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neurotransmitter system, the effects of various psychotropic drugs and the actions of drugs used to treat mental disorders. The emphasis of the first part of the course is on basic principles of neuropharmacology, distribution and elimination of drugs, drug-receptor interactions and dose-response relationships, structure of neurons, neurophysiological mechanisms involved in synaptic activity and the distribution of specific neurotransmitter systems. The last two-thirds of the course examine the actions of specific drugs and their effects on behavior with a special emphasis on contemporary designer drugs. Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and research on pharmacology, neurotransmitter systems and the effects of psychotropic drugs on the brain and behavior. Use the concepts, language, and major theories of psychopharmacology. Use critical thinking effectively in context of course material.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Psychology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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