Lectures introduce students to prescribed and illicit drugs that affect the brain. Lectures cover drug pharmacology and explain how drugs alter mood, perception, cognition, and arousal by affecting different aspects of brain function. The societal impact of these prescribed and illicit drugs is also discussed.
Note: This course is not intended for upper year students who have already completed BCH210H1 or other exclusion courses. Upper year Life Science students who are excluded and are interested in this content should look into PCL475H1 and/or PCL476H1 as the more appropriate choice.