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HSER 341 Physiology and Pharmacology: Alcohol & Other Drugs

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: HSER 340 with a grade of "C" or better

Transferable: CSU

This course is a study of the chemical composition of alcohol, and the mechanism of action of alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in the human body including opiates, stimulants, depressants, psychotherapeutics, and psychedelics. The physiological and psychological mechanisms associated with tolerance, habituation, and withdrawal that occur during the addiction phase of drug use will be studied.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGY EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS OF ADDICTION ON THE HUMAN BODY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR.