UF Addiction Coursework

Addiction-Focused Coursework:

College of Pharmacy:

PHA 6840: Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs of Abuse

PHA 6541:  Pharmacodynamic Consequences of Drugs of Abuse

PHA 6275: Federal Regulations of Controlled Substances

Department of Health Education & Behavior / College of Health & Human Performance:

HSC 6935: Core Seminar in the Translational Science of Alcohol and HIV Infection – 1 Credit – Coordinated by Dr. Robert Leeman, this is a weekly didactic seminar as part of the T32 training program in Alcohol/HIV.  In addition to alcohol and HIV research, the course will also cover several professional development topics including academic/non-academic job search process. Seminars will be led by a rotating group of faculty-level experts, primarily from here at UF, but with some external speakers. Course is open to any graduate students, research coordinators, and post-docs with an interest in these topics.

Trainee involvement may be either for credit (it is a one credit course) or on an auditing basis, in which case, one can attend as often as one would like.

HSC 5142: Drug Education – 3 Credits – Social, behavioral, environmental, and historical perspectives on substance abuse; content, issues, and instructional strategies appropriate for health education regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in school and community settings. Not open to students who have completed HSC 3140. More information about degree programs and other courses available at the Department of Health Education & Behavior.

Department of Psychology / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences:

HSC6935 / PHC 6937:  Seminar on Translational Research on Alcohol/HIV –

PSY 6930 / PSY 4930: Psychology of Substance Abuse

PSB 5445: Drug Use and Abuse

PSB 6930: Neurobiology of Substance Abuse


Online Graduate Certificate in Addiction Recovery (Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine)

GMS 6780*: Addiction: Neuroscience and Trends

GMS 6781*: Foundations in Addiction and Substance Use Disorders

*These are the courses available for students who are not enrolled in the Certificate program.

GMS 6782: Addiction: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Planning

GMS 6783: Addiction: Counseling and Treatment Methods

GMS 6784: Addiction: Referral and Service Coordination

GMS 6785: Addiction: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

GMS 6786: Medical Writing in Addiction

GMS 6787: Food Addiction, Overeating and Obesity


Addiction Among Other Topics

ANG 6532: Molecular Genetics of Disease (Genetics Institute)

PHC 6403: Adolescence, Risk Taking and Health (College of Public Health & Health Professions)

GMS 6023: Principles III: Neuropharmacology and its clinical application (Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine)

GMS 6052: Ion Channels of Excitable Membranes (Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine)

GMS 6560: Molecules to Man: Past, Present and Future Therapeutic Strategies for Disease (Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine)

GMS 6592: Ion Channels Journal Club (Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine)

GMS 6802: Health Outcomes Research for Chronic (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine)

GMS 6833: Health Outcomes & Policy in Vulnerable Populations (Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine)

PHC 7038: Psychiatric Epidemiology (Department of Epidemiology)