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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3029

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
157584

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

Students will critically examine the interactions of biology, behaviour, and social factors that affect and regulate sleep and wakefulness, applying this information to themselves through a number of assigned exercises and to a broader context through a final project.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced understanding of the basics of sleep and circadian rhythms, including measurement, bioregulation (brain mechanisms, theory of sleep regulation), ontogeny, phylogeny, physiology, psychology (including learning, memory and dreaming), and sleep disorders. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the application of methods of studying behaviour using modes of analysis common to experimental psychology, the interactions of sleep and society as well as sleep disorders. Students will also be introduced to sleep measurement tools.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods

The listed prerequisite plus two Level 2 psychology courses.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Project 1800 word equivalent 40% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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