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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society by University of Michigan

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About the Course

The objective of this course is to give students the most up-to-date information on the biological, personal, and societal relevance of sleep. Personal relevance is emphasized by the fact that the single best predictor of daytime performance is the quality of the previous night's sleep. The brain actively generates sleep, and the first section of the course is an overview of the neurobiological basis of sleep control. The course provides cellular-level understanding of how sleep deprivation, jet lag, and substances such as alcohol, ,caffeine, and nicotine alter sleep and wakefulness. The second section of the course covers sleep-dependent changes in physiology and sleep disorders medicine. Particular emphasis will be placed on disorders of excessive sleepiness, insomnia, and sleep-dependent changes in autonomic control. Chronic sleep deprivation impairs immune function and may promote obesity. Deaths due to all causes are most frequent between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m., and this second section of the class highlights the relevance of sleep for preventive medicine. The societal relevance of sleep will be considered in the final section of the class. In an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, operator-error by one individual can have a disastrous negative impact on public health and safety. Fatigue-related performance decrements are known to have contributed as causal factors to nuclear power plant failures, transportation disasters, and medical errors....

Top reviews

VR
Oct 19, 2020

As someone who is starting a PsyD this upcoming year I really enjoyed and learned a great amount of info from this course. i highly recommend the course and applaud the instructors and researchers.

HN
Jul 5, 2019

to tell the truth, this is the ever first online class I have ever learnt. This is so amazing, useful for a neurologist like me. Love this and still wait for an advanced course of this online class

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By Luciano G

Feb 17, 2021

I rate 3 out of 5 because this course is way too technical for people in the Standard Track. I wish there was more focus on actual things to do to improve the quality of sleep as a healthy person

By Michael R

Jun 15, 2020

Unable to take the units I am interested in on the standard track. I will enroll again when I can pay for it.

By b n

Jan 3, 2021

was a little boring.

By ASHMIKA J

Aug 31, 2020

Nice course...

By Muhamad A B A B

Oct 14, 2020

Content is too lengthy i.e too many topics and lengthy explanation. Examples used are based on actual researches and quite difficult especially if the learners are not from biology/health science backgrounds. So take it at your own risks.

By Dr. S

Mar 23, 2020

Excellent learning

By Michael V

Sep 12, 2020

Wanted to enroll in Honors Tract, was not able. Professors seem more interested in talking about course than teaching something. Logistical presentation of course very poor. Impossible to get help.