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Psychology 223: Psychopharmacology

Spring 2005

Professor Falls

John Dewey Hall 406

656-5748, william.falls@uvm.edu

Lecture Attendance is Mandatory

Grading: 3 exams and a term paper

 

Midterm Exams (2) 50%
Class Presentation 20%
Final Exam 30%

 

Week Date Topic Reading
1 1/19

1/21

 

Course Overview, Requirements and keys to Success

 
2 1/24

1/26

1/28

Intro. and History of Psychopharm

 

Pharmacodynamics

 

 

F, M & Q, pp 13-17.

3 1/31

2/2

2/4

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

 

F, M & Q, pp 1 - 25
4 2/7

2/9

2/11

Pharmacokinetics F, M & Q, pp 1 - 25
5 2/14

2/16

2/18

Neurons and Neural Transmission

 

 

F, M & Q, Chapters 5 & 6 (Chapter 6 pp. 185 - 209 only)

 

6 2/21

2/23

2/25

NO CLASS - President's Day

Overview of Neurotransmitters

Exam 1

F, M & Q, Chapter 6 pp. 185 - 209

7 2/28

3/2

3/4

Overview of Neurotransmitters

Overview of Neurotransmitters

Serotonin

F, M & Q, Chapter 6 pp. 185 - 209

F, M & Q, Chapters 9 & 19 (Chapter 19 pp. 819 to 837 only) READINGS

8 3/7

3/9

3/11

 

Serotonin (continued)

 

 

 

9 3/14

3/16

3/18

Serotonin (continued)

10 3/21

3/23

3/25

Spring Recess

 
11 3/28

3/30

4/1

Dopamine

F, M & Q, Chapter 8 pp. 303-325, 861-886 and 568-590 

READINGS

12  4/4

4/6

4/8

Dopamine (continued)

 
13 4/11

4/13

4/15

 

Dopamine (continued)

EXAM 2

 
14 4/18

4/20

4/22

Norepinephrine

F, M & Q, Chapter 8 pp. 277-303 and 324-344

READINGS 

15 4/25

4/27

4/29

Norepinephrine (continued)

 
16 5/2

5/4

Open Discussion of PowerPoint Projects

Exam Review