Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is challenging, but that's what makes it so great! Professor Dingman is a great teacher, he really knows what he is talking about and is interested in what he teaches. His material and exams are straight forward, if you know and understand the material you will do fine on his exams. I thought the material was so interesting, I remember a lot of what I learned and have used it in other classes and real life situations!
In this course you learn the categories and classes of drugs, but the most intriguing information is how the drugs react with the body and how they produce the effects that we feel. We learned about basic interactions like alcohol and nicotine, as well as caffeine, but also learned about more damaging substances like methamphetamine and heroine. Once I understood how certain drugs (like caffeine) work in the body, I carried that information with me.
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Advice for students:
As previously mentioned, his information is straight forward. He often tells you little things that you will need to know, and things that you do not need to know - he is always honest about that. Do not wait until the day before the exam to study, the information builds upon previous information taught and if something is not understood it can be hard to gain new concepts. Also, be creative while studying. The different drug classes and interactions can be similar when studying many drugs, so you have to think of unique ways to learn the information.