ANIMALS ACTIVE AND ASLEEP
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Lesku
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesHBS2PTB OR PSY1BNA OR ZOO2AP OR PSY1BNB OR HBS2PTA
Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Principles of Neuroscience
AuthorEric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz, Thomas M. Jessell, Steven A. Siegelbaum, J. Hudspeth
Pricinples and Practice of Sleep Medicine
AuthorMeir H. Kryger & Thomas Roth & William C. Dement
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size100
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Lesku
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.
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
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.
One team literature review (1,000-words)Students work in pairs to review a scientific paper or concept. Equivalent 500 words/student
Two online quizzes (500-words equivalent total)Two online quizzes each worth 5% covering the two major topics delivered: movement and sleep.