Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviour

The overarching objective of the class is to allow students to become knowledgeable about basic pharmacology and understand how neuro-pharmacology can lead to changes in behaviour. The teaching style will be lecture with discussion of relevant scientific studies from the animal and human literature. Major topics covered will be neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, effects of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and nicotine on humans.

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-1-0-2-5
Prerequisite(s): PL1101E
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week