Basic Pharmacology in Mental Health and Substance Use. October 7-December 6, 2013
October 7-December 6, 2013
Venue: At any location with a computer and Internet access.
Organizer: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Education Services
At any location with a computer and Internet access. Online Course.
You must be available to spend three to four hours per week for a total of seven weeks.
For more information:
Call: 1-800-661-1111 or
416-535-8501 ext. 6640.
This seven-week course focuses on the basic pharmacology of mental health problems and substance use. It is for front-line workers, care providers, case managers and clinicians working in mental health andsubstance use programs. Topic areas covered include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, how neurotransmitters work, and the effects of psychiatric medications and substance use on the brain.
After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to:
- identify basic neurobiological mechanisms
- identify the relationship between medication management and psychiatric
- describe the four basic concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- describe the mechanisms of drug action in the brain
- describe the management of common medication side-effects
- describe three pharmacological approaches to treating substance use problems.
For registration, visit the website and follow the link: