Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
This unit provides intermediate level coverage of material introduced in Brain and Behaviour (PSY112) and Psychological Processes (PSY125). Lectures will extend upon introductory material related to the biological basis of behaviour, including the structure and function of the nervous system, how we sense and perceive information, and how we monitor and control our actions. Neuroscience will be balanced with cognitive theories to cover topics such as attention, learning and memory, emotion, cognitive control, and language. Practical classes provide hands-on demonstrations and exercises related to lecture topics. Students develop their understanding of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, and further develop their skills in critically reviewing research literature, analysing and interpreting data, and reporting findings from psychological research.
|Unit name||Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Otto (Luke) Johnson|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the major neuroanatomical structures and neural processes that underlie normal human behaviour.
- Apply the key methodologies, theories and concepts of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience to explain behaviour.
- Implement skills in the critical interpretation and analysis of neuroscientific data and literature.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesPSY112 AND ( PSY211 OR KHA201)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA258
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour practical weekly.
|Assessment||Test and quizzes (20%)|Final Exam (50%)|Written Assignment (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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