Courses & Units

Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience PSY224

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
Unit code PSY224
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Associate Professor Luke Johnson
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

PSY112 AND an additional 12.5 points at introductory level

Mutual Exclusions

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

KHA258

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour practical weekly.

AssessmentTest and quizzes (30%)|Final Exam (40%)|Written Assignment (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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