PHARM 7515EX - Biological Basis of Addiction
|Restriction:||Available for non-Award study after consultation with Program Director (students need to enrol at VCU and meet GradCert in International Addiction Studies entry criteria)|
|Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:||No|
|Available for Non-Award Study:||Yes|
|Assessment:||Assignments, discussion board participation and exam|
This course/module is designed to provide an overview of the neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and dependence, including basic principles of drug action as well as comprehensive coverage of the major classes of drugs (opioids, stimulants, nicotine, alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, hallucinogens). You will study mechanisms of action, effects, pharmacokinetics as well as tolerance and dependence for each of these drugs/drug classes. The reasons for addiction including biological, genetic, cultural and other determinants will be discussed. You will learn about laboratory based methods used in addiction research.
Study Abroad student tuition fees are available here
Only some Postgraduate Coursework programs are available as Commonwealth Supported. Please check your program for specific fee information
* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.
Course OutlineA Course Outline which includes Learning Outcomes, Learning Resources, Learning & Teaching for this course may be accessed here
|Term||Last Day to Add Online||Census Date||Last Day to WNF||Last Day to WF|
|Trimester 3||Mon 19/09/2022||Wed 21/09/2022||Fri 28/10/2022||Wed 23/11/2022|
|Enrolment Class: Independent Study|
|36130||01EX||45||45||This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.|