Translational Psychiatry & Neurology

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Credits

15

Module code

BS42017

Semester 2

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the psychopathology and treatment of a range of common psychiatric conditions including drug addiction. The module will specifically promote an appreciation of the role of experimental studies of behaviour and neuroimaging of the brain in understanding psychiatric disorders, knowledge of drug treatments available for psychiatric disorder and the rationale to their use, an understanding of the neurobiology and mood disorder schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and addictions, awareness of current research upon drugs of abuse with emphasis upon cannabinoids and the debate regarding the use of such drugs for medicinal purposes.