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Hobart, Launceston


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 2020

Unit name Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
Unit code PSY224
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Assoc Prof Luke Johnson

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 18/10/2020 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 010999

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PSY112 and (PSY211 or KHA201)

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour practical weekly.


Tests and Quizzes (20%), Written Assignment (30%), Final exam (2hr, 50%).

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