Psychopharmacology: Substances and the BrainSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich
Core Course Week Study Tour
Southern Sweden or Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Learn how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and physiological perspective. Study concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs.

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Jesper T. Andreasen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). M.Sc. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2012.

Neuroscience, Jesper Tobias Andreasen

Bettina Hornbøll Borch

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.

S&H Bettina Hornboll Borch