Courses & Units

Brain and Behaviour PSY112

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in psychology, biological bases of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous system physiology, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, emotion, psychological development, language, and states of consciousness. In tutorial sessions, students will engage with neuroscientific research and related theory through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics. Critical thinking and analysis are emphasised in discussions of contemporary research and debates in the field of neuroscience and the biology of behaviour.

Summary

Unit name Brain and Behaviour
Unit code PSY112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Allison Matthews

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA106

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour practical class weekly

1 x 1 hour of self-directed activities weekly

Assessment

Tests and Quizzes (20%),

Written Assignment (800 words, 25%),

Research Engagement and Reflection (300 words) (5%)

Final exam (2 hr, 50%).

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Textbooks

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