Summer Courses





Drugs, Brain and Mind

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
BIBB 270 920
Schedule: 
Tuesday 9:00am-12:50pm
Schedule: 
Thursday 9:00am-12:50pm
Day(s): 
Tuesday
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

NELSON, HAYLEY KLEITZ

Crosslistings: 
PSYC225920
Prerequisite(s): 
BIBB 109 or PSYC 109
Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology including: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (cell biology, synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on various classes of drugs used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders including, among others, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety. We will additionally consider mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, addictive and neurotoxic effects of abused drugs.

Syllabus: 

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