2023-2024 / PSYC1224-1

Psychopharmacology and behavioral toxicology issues


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course covers the cognitive and behavioral deficits that are induced by exposition to various classes of toxics in adulthood as well as during the development.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

1. To know the strengths and weaknesses of different kind of studies on the neurotoxic effects of various toxic substances.
2. To know the main cognitive and behavioral neurotoxic effects and categories of effects resulting from the exposure to representative toxics during adulthood.
3. To know the main cognitive and behavioral consequences resulting from the prenatal exposure (pregnancy) to various representative toxics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Psychopharmacology, biopsychology, physiology, neuropsychology

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Analysis of scientific texts

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Ex cathedra OR Seminars with oral presentation performed by each student + written report (essay)

Recommended or required readings

Oral examination on all course content OR oral presentation performed by each student + written report (essay)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs