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Psychopharmacology/biological Basis Of Behavior

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The goal of the course is twofold. It examines the history, biochemistry, main effects and side effects of prescription psychotropic medication and also covers the many facets of human sexuality and the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. Topics include biological concepts of mental distress, principles of drug action and metabolism, the physiology, psychology, and sociology of sexuality, including the effects of sexual attitudes and functioning on individuals and families. Ethics and methods of working with medical personnel are included.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Biological Underpinnings of Higher Mental Functions

    • Explain the neurological nature of language production and comprehension.
    • Define the interactions between hormones, the body, and behavior.
    • Describe the neurological pathways related to perceiving and producing emotions.
    • Analyze the relationship between learning and memory.

    Principles of Psychopharmacology

    • Summarize the common uses of psychopharmacological medications.
    • Differentiate between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
    • Explain the protocol for diagnosing, assessing, and treating major mental disorders through the use of pharmacological agents.

    Substances of Abuse

    • Describe treatment approaches to substance abuse and addictions.
    • Describe the pharmacology of various addictive substances.
    • Discuss substance abuse concerns related to psychopharmacology.

    Pharmacological Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders

    • Identify basic classifications of medications and individual medications used to treat mood disorders.
    • Identify basic classifications of medications and individual medications used to treat anxiety disorders.

    Pharmacological Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

    • Identify basic classifications of medications and individual medications used to treat schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.

    Collaborative Relationships and Ethical Issues

    • Analyze the collaborative relationship between prescribers and marriage and family therapists.
    • Identify ethical issues involved in pharmacological treatment of mental health issues.

    Biological Foundations of Human Mental Functioning

    • Identify the major structures and functions of the central nervous system involved in cognition, affect, and behavior.
    • Explain the relationship between the human nervous system and behavior.
    • Analyze the underlying assumptions of a biopsychological approach to understanding human mental functioning.

    Neurology of the Body and Behavior

    • Analyze the neuro-physiological concepts associated with the five senses.
    • Describe the neuro-physiological concepts associated with body movement.
    • Describe the neuro-physiological concepts associated with sleep.
    • Explain the physiological bases of sexual development.
    • Explain the psychological and socio-cultural variables associated with sexual behavior and gender identity.
    • Summarize the assessment and treatment of psychosexual dysfunction.
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