Drugs acting on the central nervous system online course

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  • 6 Chapters
  • Author Daniel Ogera
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Start date

Friday 21st of January 2022


6 Chapters

Current Students

15 Students Enrolled

Course Overview

The central nervous system directs the functions of all tissues of the body. On the other hand, the peripheral nervous system receives thousands of sensory inputs and transmits them to the brain via the spinal cord. The brain processes this incoming information and discards 99% as unimportant. After sensory information has been evaluated, selected areas of the central nervous system initiate nerve impulses to organs or tissue to make an appropriate response.

A number of drugs that exert their effects directly or indirectly on the nervous system have been developed in the quest to treat and manage ailments of the peripheral or the central nervous system

This module covers the classification and pharmacology of the drugs acting on the central nervous system and all the information on these drugs that will be of importance to you in your exams or clinical practice.

At the end of this module, you will then jog your mind and test your understanding by answering the assessment questions.

Course requirements

The course is designed for a broad, general audience but will be particularly interesting for medical students and healthcare workers with a background of nursing, medicine.

The course is also suitable for holders of other medical sciences and individuals working in healthcare,as well as those considering a career as a healthcare professional, those with an interest in personal health and fitness, or anyone who simply wants to understand this amazing topic.

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to drugs acting on the central nervous system
  • Anxiety, sedative – hypnotics
  • Antiepileptic / anticonvulsants/ antiepileptic drugs
  • Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Opioid (narcortic) analgesics

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to drugs acting on the central nervous system15 Minutes
  • Anxiety, sedative – hypnotics15 Minutes
  • Antiepileptic / anticonvulsants/ antiepileptic drugs15 Minutes
  • Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs15 Minutes
  • Antidepressants15 Minutes
  • Opioid (narcortic) analgesics 15 Minutes
  • Course assessment10 Minutes
  • Course feedback and review2 Minutes
  • Downloadable course materialsInstant
  • Course completition digital certificateInstant

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  • 6 Chapters
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