Neuropharmacology of Sleep I (SLEE5010)


Aim: To gain knowledge of the neurotransmitter systems and pharmacology involved in control of sleep and circadian rhythms. Content: Neurotransmitter Systems in Sleep: In order to understand the conditions and treatments for a range of sleep disorders and parasomnias, the neuropharmacology must be understood. These sections discuss sleep mechanisms from the perspective of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. Some basic physiology will be included for background. Neurotransmitter Systems in Arousal.

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~1 hour online lectures over 1 semester plus directed reading and independent study


1xonline quiz (60%), 1xexam (40%)

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