ANIMALS ACTIVE AND ASLEEP

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2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will begin by examining the physiological basis of the electrical and motor activity of neuronal and muscle cells of animals and examine the classical experimental approaches used to study excitability of neurons and muscle so that one can understand the physiological basis of how muscles work in the way they do to produce complex movements. An examination of disorders of motor control will lead you into the quiescent brain and the study of sleep. Sleep is a prominent behaviour and neurophysiological state in the lives of animals. We will use an integrative approach to sleep that explores the evolutionary history of sleep and sleep states, neurophysiological correlates of sleep behaviour, sleep homeostasis, and ecological factors that influence how, where and when animals sleep, among other topics.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Lesku

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHBS2PTB OR PSY1BNA OR ZOO2AP OR PSY1BNB OR HBS2PTA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles of Neuroscience

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell, Steven A. Siegelbaum, J. Hudspeth

Year2012

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherMcGraw-Hill

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Pricinples and Practice of Sleep Medicine

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMeir H. Kryger & Thomas Roth & William C. Dement

Year2011

Edition/Volume5th ed

PublisherElsevier

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Write scientific reports on selected laboratory experiments that clearly demonstrate an understanding of the experiment and its results in a concise and informative manner.
02. Critically analyse scientific literature and ideas and demonstrate this ability through a written literature review and answers to online quizzes.
03. Demonstrate an understanding of key physiological principals underpinning the control of movement and sleep processes in animals through written text in laboratory reports and exam answers.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Lesku

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two take home written examination (1,000-words each, 2,000-words total)There will be a mid-semester and end-of-semester take home exam. The exams will consist of both short and long answer questions relevant to the material covered in lectures

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3

Two Laboratory classes reports (1,000-words equivalent total)Of the 6 laboratory classes, students will be able to choose 2 for which to write a scientific report.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3

One team literature review (1,000-words)Students work in pairs to review a scientific paper or concept. Equivalent 500 words/student

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Two online quizzes (500-words equivalent total)Two online quizzes each worth 5% covering the two major topics delivered: movement and sleep.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO3