BEHN 633 - Assessing Drug and Hormone Action

Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Director. D. Finn
Next offered: Winter 2017

Students who complete this core course will obtain knowledge on the principles of drug and steroid/neuropeptide action in the central nervous system and experimental design concepts. This knowledge will include an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology that are related to drug action, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, receptor signaling cascades, and factors contributing to tolerance/sensitization. Students also will become familiar with steroid hormone and neuropeptide action at the level of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and in terms of classical steroid actions at nuclear receptors and non-classical modes of steroid action.