Course Coordinator: Assistant Professor Rupshi MITRA (email: RMitra@ntu.edu.sg )
Academic Unit: 3 AU
Availability: Semester 2
Course Type: BS-Major-PE, BMS-Major-PE
Language of instruction: English
Teaching hours:Lectures: 26 hours; Tutorials: 13 hours
Learning Objective: Through this course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of neural basis of stress-related behavior and ensuing neuropsychological disorders. This course will also delineate biological pathways that underlie stress-coping/resilience. At the end students will appreciate and apply own potential of resilience in relevant daily-life situations.
- Stress response: evolution and adaptive edge
- Physiological response and brain pathways
- Stress and resilience: two sides of a coin!!
- Stress disorders, Resilient lives….from insects to humans
- Potential harnessing of individual’s own resilience.
- Students will know the neurobiological pathways of stress and resilience (both general physiology and brain mechanisms).
- Students will be able to understand how damage in brain leads to compromise in behavior
- Students will be able to predict ways to prevent neuropsychological disorders based on detailed insight of brain mechanisms.
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Robert Sapolsky
- Neuroscience: Dale Purves, Augustine
- Lecture Notes
- Published Literature
*Prerequisites for Incoming Exchange Students: Equivalent of Year 2 or Higher Biology or Biotechnology Major