Who is this class for: The topic of sleep is an ideal vehicle for teaching neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, and cognitive neuroscience. Based on more than 10 years of experience with the traditional classroom setting, students who do well in the course are up-to-date on basic biology, chemistry, and neuroscience.

Created by:  University of Michigan

  • Ralph Lydic, Ph.D.

    Taught by:  Ralph Lydic, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology

    University of Michigan Medical School

  • Helen Baghdoyan, Ph.D.

    Taught by:  Helen Baghdoyan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology, Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology, Professor of Psychiatry

    University of Michigan Medical School
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