10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: PSY233, PSY246

Aims/Description: The module provides an overview of the neural basis of sleep and the changes in the brain which occur during various stages of the sleep cycle. It will also cover the reasons why we sleep and the functions of sleep, with examples from Cognitive Psychology. In addition to this, some of the most common sleep disorders will be examined, including explanations regarding their underlying aetiology and current available treatments. This module is broad and will make references to different areas of Psychology, including elements of Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive and Health Psychology.

Restrictions on availability: Psychology students only on PSYU01, PSYU102, PSYU07 and some students on HCSU02.

Staff Contact: AKRAM ASHA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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