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Pharmacology & Behaviour

This course provides students with an introduction to human hormonal and neurochemical processes as they relate to human behaviour and substance use/abuse. Students learn about the organization and functioning of the Central Nervous System, its relationship to motivation and behaviour and the effects of various "drugs". The course focuses upon a social services perspective of drug use and abuse and the relationship of psychoactive drugs to mental health.The information gained in the course provides students with the ability to assess the impact of drug use on psychosocial functioning.