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|Area of Study(s):||Biology, Health: Science, Society & Policy, Neuroscience||Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:||0|
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• Learn how psychoactive drugs affect brain function, including mechanisms believed to underlie the therapeutic and adverse effects of psychopharmacological drugs
• Expand your understanding of, and the connection between, psychopharmacological history, academic education and training, and clinical and lab-based research
• Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours and field studies to meet with leading figures in research and education, and gain exposure to various careers in the field
This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline and are considering pursuing a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected by various psychiatric disorders and their pharmacological treatments. Besides covering basic brain anatomy and function, the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and different psychiatric symptoms will be discussed. A strong focus will be on neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as on how the neurotransmitters interact.
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs.
Brandeis Specific InformationProgram Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
- Architecture and Design
- Textile Design
- Host Family
**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.
Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.
Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.