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States of Consciousness

Enrolment code: KHA217/317

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: This is an elective unit, which may be studied at the 200 level or 300 level, by students who have completed or are enrolled in the 200 level core units.

Unit description:

Introduces topics in sleep and dreaming, drugs and alcohol. Lecture topics will provide a background to the psychophysiology of sleep, including the measurement and physiology of sleep, the functions of sleep, and an introduction to sleep disorders. Cognitive and physiological theories of dreaming are developed as well as consideration of particular types of dreams such as nightmares, impactful dreams and lucid dreams. The unit also covers the physiological and cognitive effects of various drugs and alcohol on the brain. In the laboratory component of the unit students develop techniques for dream recall and recording, and participate in two experiments.

Staff Dr JA Davidson (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, a 2-hr lab class weekly (13 weeks) Timetable
Prerequisites (KHA101 and KHA102 ) or KHA100  
Corequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA212, KHA312, KHA210/310, KHA217, KHA317  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), assignments totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Grilly DM, Drugs and Human Behavior, 4th edn, ISBN 0205318312 Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Hartmann E, Dreams and Nighmares, ISBN 0306459965 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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