Courses & Units

Behavioural Neuroscience KHA258

Hobart, Launceston


This is an intermediate level unit in the Behavioural Science major and minor.


This unit provides intermediate level coverage of two core areas: behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology. Lectures in behavioural neuroscience extend and enlarge upon introductory lectures on the biological basis of behaviour in humans. Lectures in neuropsychology will cover the major neuropsychological disorders and syndromes and encourage students to make associations between neuroscience and functional consequences of brain damage.

Laboratory classes provide hands-on demonstrations and exercises of some of the topics covered in the lectures. Students develop their understanding of behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology, and further develop their skills in research design, data analysis and interpretation. Students will also further their skills in reporting findings from psychological research and in critically reviewing literature in the areas covered by the lectures and laboratory classes.

Attendance at laboratory classes is compulsory.


Unit name Behavioural Neuroscience
Unit code KHA258
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Mike Garry (Hobart),  Dr Cynthia Honan (Launceston)

Teaching staff

Dr Mike Garry (Coordinator)

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 090701

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KHA112 and KHA201 and (KHA106 or KHA113)

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Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr practical class weekly (13 weeks)


2-hour Examination (30%), Quizzes (5%), In-Class Test (30%), Research Report totalling 2000 words (35%)

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