Foundations of Psychopharmacology (I & II)
This is an intensive professional training workshop, looking at different drug groups in terms of their classifications, mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, side effects, interactions and contraindications.
This workshop is spread over two days at 3hrs each (1 & 8 November, 9.00am - 12.00pm)
NZPsS Member $140; NZPsS Student $70; Non-member $190
Registrations need to be paid before the event takes place.
This event will be recorded and the link will be sent to all registrants afterwards - the recording will be available for a limited time only (usually 20 days)
Foundations of Psychopharmacology I
- Anxiolytic / Hypnotic Drugs
- CNS stimulants
Foundations of Psychopharmacology II
- Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease
As a pharmacist and university lecturer, I am routinely contacted by psychologists who are interested in knowing more about how CNS medicines work, or they seek some form of pharmacological understanding in order to know more about their patient’s biological wellbeing (based on their patient’s prescribed and/or over-the-counter medicines). This is an intensive professional training workshop, looking at different drug groups in terms of their classifications, mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, side effects, interactions and contraindications.
Michael Knott completed his B.Pharm degree at Rhodes University in 1999, his MSc (Pharmacy) with distinction in 2002, and later finished a PhD at Rhodes University in 2012. He is a registered pharmacist in South Africa, Namibia and Malta (EU). Michael moved to Namibia in 2014 to assist with setting up the first and only School of Pharmacy in the country. Since then, he has obtained Namibian permanent residence and has played a key role in lecturing and researching Pharmaceutical Sciences in Namibia. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy. In addition, Michael lectures psychopharmacology to psychology master’s students at the University of Namibia. He is passionate about psychopharmacology, natural products, travelling and loves to explore remote parts of Namibia and learn more about natural products from the San and Damara people. He is well published in the field of natural product drug discovery. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=omDl2d8AAAAJ&hl=en In 2020, he got his PhD from Rhodes University nostrificated (or recognised) in Poland (EU) by the Medical University of Gdansk, and in 2018 he completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education with distinction at the University of Namibia. He is married to Harriet (a clinical psychologist) and has a 10-year-old daughter named Annabelle.