Course description

Acquire basic knowledge of drug classification systems and their physiological effects. You will examine drug dependence, tolerance, withdrawal, methods of administration and motivating factors for drug use. Topics include simple pharmacology and biological factors of the recovery process.

Learner outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the patterns and prevalence of licit and illicit drug use
  • Identify the various motivating factors for drug use
  • Examine addiction terms including: drug dependence, additction, tolerance, and withdrawl
  • Explore the methods of administration and acute/chronic effects
  • Distinguish between the major durg classification systems and the effects on the central nervous system.
  • Examine the short and long-term physiological effects of drugs
  • Review withdrawal and detox processes for each drug classification

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Section title
Drugs and the Brain
ON - Online
Oct 28, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
TXAS non-credit $419.00
Section Notes

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