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Course Description

NURS 761 - Neuroscientific Basis of Behavior and Psychopharmacological Treatment

Class Session: Monday, May 14, 2018 - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: NURS 702, 704, 707, and HGEN 700

Instructor: Phyllis Raynor

Note: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses: USC Columbia


Course Description

Presents neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathophysiology and neuropsychiatry as a foundation for understanding the anatomical, biological and psychological processes of psychiatric dysfunction and management by advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Integrate knowledge from neurology, genetics/epigentics, psychiatry, psychology and the social sciences utilizing a lifespan approach.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

See course syllabus for materials information.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of February 19, 2018, 10:30 pm (Subject to change)



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