Students of this course should know principles of Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology.
To provide the fundamental knowledge for a rational medical approach to substance abuse.
The rationale for a pragmatic medical approach to drug abuse: the opioid system and the possibility of a substitutive treatment of opioid dependance.
Clinical interventions with opioid agonists: characteristics of different drugs and clinical indications.
Clinical interventions with opioid antagonists.
The rationale for a pragmatic medical approach to drug abuse: tobacco and nicotine dependence; the potential for a medical intervention.
Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th Edition.
Supplementary teaching material (scientific literature) is available on request.
Formal class teaching
Learning is verified by multiple choice tests.
Students can e-mail the lecturer for further information on the course: firstname.lastname@example.org.