Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
39 hours (13 weeks).
April 2015 - Present.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to: describe brain-imaging and behavioral research technologies used by bio-psychologists: identify basic brain structures and neural systems; describe the structures and electrochemical processes involved in neural communication; explain the role played by neurotransmitters in the etiology and treatment of psychopathology; describe the functional organization of the sensory systems; explain the concept of neuroplasticity; identify main sources of brain injury and rehabilitation approaches; and describe brain systems that mediate emotions, learning , memory and consciousness.
The course focuses on research methodology in biopsychology, on understanding the structure and function of the nervous system, of the sensory and motor systems, on learning and behavior, and on neurological dysfunction and its causes. Topics include: subdivisions of neuropsychology, scientific methods, critical thinking, anatomy of the nervous system, neural conduction, synaptic transmissions, research methods of biopsychology, pharmacological research, genetic engineering, biopsychological patterns of animal behavior, visual system, sensory system, somatosensory systems, chemical senses, sensorimotor system, brain damage and neuroplasticity, sleep, emotion, psychiatric disorders. Assessment: Students are required to complete a number of quizzes covering specific assigned topics and take a midterm and final exam. Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology (PSY101).
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (4/16).