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PHARM 7515EX - Biological Basis of Addiction

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 4
Term: Trimester 3
Campus: External
Contact: Online
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
Syllabus:

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.

Course Fees

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Student Status

Domestic
International

What type of place are you studying in

Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Undergraduate
Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

Program of Study

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
4
0.16666
          
  

* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

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


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Independent Study
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
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.