Sleep and Circadian Timing 4H PSYCH4040

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the biological, psychological and social impacts of disruption of sleep and circadian timing focusing on mechanism of action and treatment.

Timetable

10 hours over a 5 week block

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of level 3H psychology single honours

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Examination 100%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to provide an overview of current study within the fields of sleep and circadian timing. It will examine the biological, psychological and social impacts of disruption of sleep and circadian timing focusing on mechanism of action and treatment.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Evaluate the physiological and psychological mechanisms responsible for healthy sleep and circadian timing;

■ Identify the main areas where breakdown in healthy sleep systems may occur;

■ Evaluate the health and psychological sequelae of disorders of sleep and circadian timing;

■ Reflect on, in both scientific and lay terms the impact of sleep and circadian timing in daily life.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.