Phcl 351: Drugs and Human Performance
This course encompasses an analysis of the pharmacological, historical, religious, ethical, legal, and administrative considerations related to the use of drugs or supplements for the nontherapeutic purpose of enhancing cognitive, sexual, or physical performance. The primary goal of the course is to develop an in-depth appreciation of the factors associated with the nontherapeutic (off-label) use of substances to enhance human performance. More specifically, the course will enable a better understanding of the pharmacological as well as onpharmacological factors associated with such use. This course, unlike a typical "drug abuse" course, will not consider the use of substances to produce a "high" or altered state of consciousness, e.g., a positive or negative euphoria. Rather, the emphasis will be on the use of substances (including some controlled drugs) to improve human performance.
- Pre-requisite: Pharmacy PY1 or PY2
- Lecture: Lecture for Phcl 351