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Online Course

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $69 Certificate Available
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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Where do drugs come from?

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.

This will show us that many commonly used drugs were found somewhat accidentally - and often without any understanding of the science behind how they worked. Over time, this apparently random process has been refined and improved, so we’ll go on to consider recent advances in identifying potential drugs.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out where the drugs that keep us healthy come from. To take the course, the only experience you need is to have taken a drug - even just a throat lozenge.

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Alison Cooper

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