PSYC62H3 Drugs and the Brain

An examination of behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of drug dependence. Topics will include principles of behavioural pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, neurobiological mechanisms of drug action, and psychotropic drug classification. In addition, concepts of physical and psychological dependence, tolerance, sensitization, and reinforcement and aversion will also be covered.

Prerequisite: 

[ PSYB07H3 or STAB22H3 or STAB23H3] and [at least 0.5 credit from the following: PSYB64H3, PSYB55H3, ( PSYB65H3), NROB60H3] and [an additional 0.5 credit at the B-level or C-level in PSY or NRO courses]

Exclusion: 

PSY396H, PCL475Y

Enrolment Limits: 
Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies, and Neuroscience. Students in the Specialist program in Integrative Biology will be admitted if space permits.
Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences