Mar 31, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY-727 Psychopharmacology

4 semester credits

This course extends the study of brain chemistry into the topic of drugs and the chemical treatment of emotional and behavior disorders. This course provides an overview of drugs and biological interventions commonly used in clinical practice, their underlying brain mechanisms, and the research to support their effectiveness.
Pre-requisites: PSY-707  
Co-requisites: PSY-727L  must be taken in the same term or completed prior.
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Note: Elective
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Objective(s):  

1. Know the basic constructs of pharmacy, with an emphasis on neural mechanisms.

2. Be familiar with a brain circuit conceptualization of symptom manifestation in major diagnostic categories of mental disorders.

3. Know the biochemistry implicated in these brain circuits.

4. Be familiar with the working hypotheses related to various medication regimens currently used to treat the selected mental disorder categories.

5. Be aware of issues of diversity that impact pharmacotherapy considerations.

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