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Fall 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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PHAR 588 - Drugs, the Brain, & Behavior I
This course uses a interdisciplinary approach to study function and dysfunction of the brain. We emphasize basic concepts in neuroscience, examine the cellular and molecular underpinnings of various abnormalities of the nervous system, and explore neuropharmacology as therapy and as a tool to study brain function. 

Special emphasis is placed on 1) bridging basic neural mechanisms (neurotransmitters, circuits, systems) and higher brain processes (emotion, cognition, memory) and 2) the utility and limits of animals models of human behavior and disease.

The course will involve lectures, student presentations, an discussion of primary literature.  A term paper focusing on the pharmacology of a disorder covered in class will be a requirement of the course.


Fall: stress and homeostasis, reward and addiction (drugs, eating disorders), mood regulation (anxiety and depression) and attention, social behavior, and cognitive control (schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD). 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Pharmacology Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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