Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9308025082011In Vivo Models of BehaviourElective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is learned to importance of animal models in neuroscience studies and to understand basic principles of behvioural models and to learn as well as applying one of this model
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to recognize many of the behavioral models used in neuroscience
2To be able to learn how to apply handling to the the experimental animal and to learn to study of them.
3To be able to to learn a model as good as apply and present the others
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this course student is learned to importance of animal models in neuroscience studies and to apply some behavioral models in lab. In this course we studies spontaneous locomotor activity, depression models (chronic stress and forced swim test) and some basic learning models (active, passive avoidance and place learning) in lab.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The importance of animal models on neurosicience studies 2 hours practical work
2The importance of handling on behavioural studies2 hours practical work
3Practical behavioral neuroscience: problems suggestions2 hours practical work
4Monitoring of motor activity2 hours practical work
5Acute and chronic stress models2 hours practical work
6Animal models of anxiety and depression2 hours practical work
7Open field2 hours practical work
8Midterm exam2 hours practical work
9Evaluation and interpretation of spontaneous movements and behaviour2 hours practical work
10Feeding and drinking behavior2 hours practical work
11What is Learning? (active avoidance)2 hours practical work
12Basic learning models I (passive avoidance)2 hours practical work
13Basic learning models I Place learning)2 hours practical work
14Search the literature (Each student design an experiment to used a separate learning or behavioral model)2 hours practical work
15Oral presentation2 hours practical work
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Ganong WF. Review of Medical Physiology (2009), McGraw-Hill. 2. Principles of neural sciencesE.R. Kandel, J.H. Schwartz, T.M.Jessell(2000), McGraw-Hill. 3. Behavioural Neuroscience Apractical Approach A. Sahgal Oxford university Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination150
Homework150
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14114
Experiment13030
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)181
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1242531524
LO2151511511
LO3 5 5 5535
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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