Psychopharmacology Online Course

Psychopharmacology Online Course


Biosource Software offers a self-paced BCIA-accredited Psychopharmacology online didactic course for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback professionals. You may use this course to satisfy 45 of 48 hours of continuing education for Biofeedback or Neurofeedback recertification. At less than $3.00 per credit hour, this is one of the most affordable ways to complete almost all of the hours required for recertification.

 Based on the leading Julien’s Primer of Drug Action (13th ed.) textbook by Advokat, Comaty, and Julien, this course covers:

  • The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Epidemiology and Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Ethyl Alcohol and Inhalants
  • Stimulants: Caffeine and Nicotine
  • Cocaine, Amphetamine, and Nonamphetamine Stimulants
  • Psychedelic Drugs
  • Cannabis
  • Opioid Drugs
  • Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Antidepressant Drugs
  • Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
  • Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
  • Geriatric Psychopharmacology
  • Challenging Times for Mental Health


Schedule and format

After you enroll in this online course, you must complete it within 1 year of purchase. You can decide when you start and complete this course.

You will purchase Advokat and colleagues’ Julien’s Primer of Drug Use (13th ed.), Worth  (publisher), ISBN 978-1464111716, review the corresponding PowerPoints, and must pass 17 chapter exams with scores of 75% or higher. Each exam will consist of 20 multiple-choice taken on Blackboard CourseSites. You will have unlimited time to complete each exam. You may retake each exam until they achieve a passing score. After submitting answers, students will see an overall score and the questions you missed. You are encouraged to use the practice testing and animation resources on the publisher’s website, check out the articles, podcasts, and videos in the Web Links section, and to regularly email the instructor with questions about course content.

We encourage you to use the study resources on the publisher’s website, review the PowerPoints in Course Documents on Blackboard CourseSites, and check out the articles and videos in the Web Links section.

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