Sep 25, 2020  
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NURS 712 - Advanced Neuropsychopharmacology across the Lifespan


3 Credits
Examines the pharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. The course includes topics in neurobiology, the biologic actions of psychotropic drugs and a discussion of how drug-induced modifications of brain chemistry can affect mood and behavior. Emphasizes evidenced-based practice and research-based decision-making. The course is structured to help students develop a logical approach and holistic treatment strategy to use when prescribing and evaluating psychotropic medication for a variety of patient populations. The decision-making model outlined in this course is designed to provide the student with a strategy that is relevant for use today and that is adaptable enough to accommodate the ever-increasing body of relevant scientific information.



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