CARE Courses

Psychology of Eating and Obesity

  • Spring 2015 PSY6930
  • Section 127H
, Online course
  • 3 credit hours
  • Course Director and Instructor: Dr. Neil Rowland

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Psychology of Eating and Obesity (PSY 6930 x127H) covers the application of neuroscience and related disciplines including Psychology and Biology to a contemporary behavioral problem of great societal concern, obesity. This course is relevant to several careers, including counseling, public health, public policy, sports medicine, the pharmaceutical and food industries, and mass media. This course is organized into thirteen modules, each of which covers a key area relevant to eating behavior, or misbehavior. Each module includes a Food for Thought unit that ties the basic information covered in the module to practical. Our goal is to help students obtain a working knowledge of the field of eating that will allow them to appreciate the significance of emerging findings in this field. It also aims to exemplify application of basic research findings to address a real world behavioral problem.

REGISTRATION

If you are interested in enrolling in this online course, please contact Ms. Sarah Tyson at tysons089@ufl.edu

The Pharmacodynamics Consequences of Drugs of Abuse

  • PHA 6541

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Pharmacodynamics Consequences of Drugs of Abuse provides a comprehensive understanding of the literature concerning the behavioral and neurochemical effects of drugs of abuse. The course places a special emphasis on changes in neuronal signal transduction mechanisms caused by drugs of abuse including the neuropharmacological basis of tolerance, dependence or sensitization for each drug discussed. Offered in the Fall semester. Three credit hours.

REGISTRATION

If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please contact Dr. Joanna Peris at peris@cop.ufl.edu.