|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Compulsory Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||2
|SEMESTER||Fourth Term (Spring)
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||5
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||-
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will define the physiological foundations of behavior at both the cellular and systemic level.
2) Will evaluate principal components of central and peripheral nervous systems and their effect on behavior.
3) Will acknowledge that physiological processes are important variables in exploring behavior and that trying to explore behavior without taking these processes into consideration would be a limited approach.
4) Will discuss that human behavior is a whole which is affected by many variables such as physiology, culture and personality.
5) Will reason on the evolutionary background of human behaviour on biological grounds.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||The relationship between behavior and human biology, , basic anatomy knowledge, systems, operating principles of nerve cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems, principles of sensory and motor systems and the neurobiological foundations of a wide range of processes such as sleep and emotions and the neuropsychosocial model of psychological disorders are the main topics discussed in the course. In addition to these, information on practical issues such as the effects of substances on the nervous system or the psychological phenotype of brain lesions are provided to students.
|1st Week ||Cells of the Nervous System |
|2nd Week ||Action Potential and Synaptic Transmission |
|3rd Week ||Neurotransmitters|
|4th Week ||Central Nervous System Anatomy: Brain|
|5th Week ||Central Nervous System Anatomy: Cranial Nerves and Spinal Cord|
|6th Week ||Cortex and Cortical Functions |
|7th Week ||Motor Functions|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Sensory Systems I|
|10th Week ||Sensory Systems II|
|11th Week ||Sleep, Wake and Biological Rhythms |
|12th Week ||Neurobiology of Emotions|
|13th Week ||Neurobiology of Learning|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Carlson, N. R. (2012). Physiology of behavior (12th ed.). NY: Allyn & Bacon.
Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I. (Eds.). (2016). Brain and behaviour: Revisiting the classic studies. Sage.
Kalat, J. W. (2015). Biological psychology. Cengage Learning.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Practice,Questions/Answers,Other
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||60|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||40|
|Preparation for Quiz||5||10||50|
|Individual or group work||14||4||56|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||15||15|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||10||10|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||5,83|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||5|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English