Splash Biography

MARCO NARAJOS, Oxford final year medical student

Major: Medicine

College/Employer: Oxford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a final year student at Green Templeton College studying Medicine, having graduated with a 2.1 in Medical Sciences (Neuroscience) at Christ Church. I have tutored mathematics and the sciences to GCSE and the sciences to A-Level for the last 6 years.

Past Classes

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S125: Drugs: Modifying Brain Function in Splash Hilary 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
What is a drug? In what ways can drugs modify the brain’s function? Why do people use drugs recreationally? How can we define addiction? What does it mean to be dependent on a drug? Is it always a bad thing? This course will explore the many ways recreational drugs can affect the brain leading to a wide variety of phenomena. By the end of the lesson, the student will understand how the effects of drugs helps to shape medical, ethical, legal and social responses to their use and abuse. This course is loosely based on the AQA A-Level Human Biology specification point ‘Modifying Brain Function’, but also contains content from a biomedical or medical degree. The learning objectives are: - To be able to describe what a drug is from scientific, legal, and social standpoints. - To be able to describe the main neurotransmitter systems in the brain affected by drugs. - To be able to explain what addiction is from a psychiatric point of view and its difference from the term dependence.