LL/HLL, Psychology, Transmed and Neuroscience students
Knowledge on basics of neuroscience help with studies.
The students will:
- Understand the basic principles of sleep and circadian neurobiology, and the impact of sleep/insufficient sleep to health and well-being.
The students will:
-understand the basic principles of sleep and circadian neurobiology, and the impact of sleep/insufficient sleep to health and well-being.
-be familiar with the most commonly used experimental approaches in sleep research (EEG, behavioral tracking, imaging, molecular genetics, epidemiology etc.).
-be able to apply the understanding of sleep and circadian neurobiology to other fields of neuroscience and critically judge new findings.
-be better equipped to take sleep and circadian aspects into consideration in their own work.
Can be completed at any time of the year.
This is a web-based course consisting of 20 videos á 20 min on different aspects of sleep. Each video has section of 10 multiple choice questions and 2-4 articles as part of the educational content.
Titles of the videos
Definition and structure of sleep
Introduction to measurement of sleep
Neuroanatomy and-chemistry of sleep
Basics of circadian rhythms
Sleep regulation and the 2-process model
Theories on function of sleep
Effects of pharmacological agents on sleep
Adaptation of bodily functions to sleep
Effects of acute and chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep, learning and memory
Genetics of sleep regulation
Hormone secretion and sleep
Thermoregulation and sleep
Sleep at different ages
Gender differences in sleep
Sleep and mental health
Sleep and dreaming
Sleep and consciousness
Jet lag and shift work
Video course (altogether 20 videos) on Moodle platform. Each video connects to a set of questions that the student must complete before participating the final examination and acceptance of the course. Course end with an examination at Examinarium.
The course language is English.
2-4 scientific articles per video announced at the Moodle site after each video.
All tests related to videos and the final examination must be accepted (50% acceptance rate) before course acceptance. Final examination can be participated only after acceptance of the tests related to the videos. Course will be rates as accepted/not accepted.
Videos 15 h
Video problems 10 h
Examination 1 h
Literature studies 20 h
Stuies on teh materia and preparation for examination 15+6 = 21 h
Altogether 67 h
Henna-Kaisa Wigren, email@example.com, Research program unit