What you'll learn
The Background & Overview of Drug Use
Drugs & How the Brain Works
Classes of Drugs
Classes of Drugs with Animal Models
Neurotransmission & Brain Imaging
Vulnerability: Drug Use, Abuse, & Prevention
Treatment, Policy, & Decriminalization
This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction.
It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about The Addicted Brain
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Michael Kuhar, Ph.D. – Professor – Yerkes/Emory Pharmacology and Neuroscience
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks