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Spring 2015-2016
MOL 558   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Psychopharmacology

Jeffry B. Stock

The molecular biology and biochemistry of pharmaceuticals and natural products that target CNS function are examined. Specific topics include: the blood-brain barrier, addiction and tolerance, analgesia, treatments for mood disorders, cognitive enhancement, stimulants and ADHD, treatment of dementias such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, psychotropic drugs, antipsychotics and the treatment of schizophrenia.

Sample reading list:
Jon Palfreman, Brain Storms
Nicholas Rasmussen, On Speed: the many lives of amphetamine, 2008
Nestler, Hyman and Malenka, Molecular Neuropharmacology:
Richard Miller, Drugged: The science & Culture Behind Pychotropic Drugs

Reading/Writing assignments:
Refer to syllabus

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Biochemistry 345 or equivalent.

Other information:
Graduate Students must give class presentation

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43442 L01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled