Browse Courses

Home > Psychology Courses > Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) Online Course
Want more information about this course? Request a Free Info Pack

Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) Online Course

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY - Learn about how drugs & alcohol affect our behaviour.

 Gain insight and understanding about drug and alcohol abuse and its affect on our behaviour. This course is highly recommended for drug and alcohol counsellors in combination with Conflict Management.

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 11 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction: A history of the use and misuse of drugs in society
  • Effects of drugs on the individual and society
  • Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
  • Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
  • Legally restricted drugs: Steroids
  • Legal drugs: Alcohol
  • Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents
  • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
  • Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
  • Treatment and preventative education


  • Understand the origins and changes in drug use in society;
  • Identify patterns of drug-taking behaviour;
  • Identify social, psychological and physical consequences of drug-taking on the individual;
  • Understand the effects of stimulants and narcotics on the individual;
  • Understand the effects of hallucinogens and marijuana on the individual;
  • Understand the effects of anabolic steroids on the individual;
  • Determine health and behavioural outcomes of alcohol use and mis-use;
  • Determine health and behavioural outcomes of nicotine, caffeine and solvent use and misuse;
  • Understand the effects of the major categories of OTC drugs and prescription regulations;
  • Understand the effects of sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs on the brain and behaviour;
  • Understand the effects of different types of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs on the brain and behaviour;
  • Describe different methods of treatment and prevention of drug-abuse and to discuss ways of educating the public as to the outcomes of taking drugs.

For More information, or to enrol simply request a Free information pack or enquire below or view our website at:

Home | About Us | News | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Sitemap | List Your Courses | Search Courses | Online Courses