Pharmacodynamics: Part 1

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, you should be able to:


  • categorise brain receptor types according to neurotransmission


  • classify brain receptor types according to their pharmacological action


  • describe receptor phenomena and link them to clinical examples


  • define the role of neurotransmitters in pharmacotherapy


  • describe the role of pharmacogenetics in psychiatric pharmacotherapy.


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