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Module code:PHAR3008 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Psychopharmacology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr JP Fry
Organiser's location:Dept. Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology
Organiser's email:j.fry@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3, 4
Module prerequisites:Preferably PHAR2002 General and Systematic Pharmacology, PHAR2007 Intermediate Pharmacology or PHAR2005 Introductory Pharmacology and either PHAR3001 or PHAR3002 Neuropharmacology. If you wish to join from a different background, please contact the Module Organiser. 
Module outline:This module presents what is known about the actions of drugs that affect mood and behaviour, both from studies in humans and from animal models used to evaluate psychoactive drug actions. Disorders of mood and behaviour to be covered include addiction, depression & anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. There will also be consideration of drugs used as cognitive enhancers and in the treatment of disorders of affiliative behaviour, feeding behaviour and sexual/reproductive behaviour. All these topics will build on knowledge acquired in the second year PHAR2001/2002/2005/2007 and in the third year PHAR3001/3002 modules. 
Module aims:1. To understand current ideas on how neuronal systems in the brain influence mood and behaviour and can be manipulated by drugs. 2. To understand current strategies for the discovery and development of novel drug treatments for psychiatric disorders.  
Module objectives:After successfully completing the module, students should: 1. gain an understanding of the cognitive and neural bases of mood and behavioural disorders, 2. acquire knowledge of the pharmacological mechanisms thought to be involved in their treatment with drugs and hormones, 3. learn to evaluate and compile the research evidence which underlies both the current use and the future development of psychoactive drugs.  
Key skills provided by module:Accessing and appraisal of scientific literature (primary sources). Note-taking 
Module timetable:https://timetable.ucl.ac.uk/tt/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PHAR3008 
Module assessment: 
Notes:The maximum capacity of the module is 60 students. If it is over-subscribed, then priority will be given to those who have taken Pharmacology module(s) in Year 2 ranked as follows: PHAR2002 > PHAR2007 > PHAR2005 = PHAR2001. The module is not available at M-level, so MSci programme students wishing to take it should be aware that they will need to do so in Year 3. Runs in Term 2, Monday 11am-1pm and Wednesday 9-11am. Module assessment: unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%.  
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment (registered students only)http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifesciences-faculty/degree-programmes/pharmacology/modules
Last updated:2017-07-20 12:23:53 by ucgbjpf