Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins

This course is designed for anyone who has ever wondered how the drugs in their medicine cabinet were found in the first place and how they ended up as pills in a bottle. We’ll start by reflecting on the nature of medicines and look at the history of some everyday drugs that have been taken by humans for centuries. The critical questions then are: The course will take an interactive approach, allowing you to both share your own experiences of medicines, and learn from experts in pharmacology and neuroscience. You can read more about the course in Alison Cooper’s blog post: “Have you ever wondered how drugs end up in a bottle in your medicine cabinet?” This course is the third of three in the Good Brain, Bad Brain program from the University of Birmingham.


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