Courses & Units

Cognitive Neuroscience KHA303

Hobart, Launceston


This is an advanced level elective unit


Cognitive neuroscience utilises a range of scientific techniques to examine the link between the neural organisation of the brain and various cognitive functions, such as how we think, feel and act. This unit builds on the intermediate material covered in KHA208 (Cognition) and KHA258 (Behavioural Neuroscience). The lectures will balance cognitive theory with neuroscientific evidence and will cover topics such as perception, attention, motor control, learning and memory,  hemispheric lateralisation, emotion, and language.

Compulsory practical classes will build on topics covered in lectures through interactive activities and demonstrations, and students will practice advanced research skills, including the analysis, interpretation and write up of experimental research.


Unit name Cognitive Neuroscience
Unit code KHA303
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Allison Matthews

Level Advanced
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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010913

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KHA208 and KHA258

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA353 , KHA323 , KHA343 , KHA321 , KHA341, KHA304


Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture and One 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks)


2-hr Written Exam (40%), Research Report totalling 2000 words (30%), In-Class Written Test (25%), Research Engagement (5%).

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