INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE 1B

PSY1BNB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Behavioural neuroscience has developed by linking knowledge and techniques from a number of traditionally biological and medical disciplines to the knowledge and techniques of the behavioural sciences in general, and psychology in particular. Among the disciplines critical to an understanding of the relationship between behaviour and biological processes are physiology, genetics, pharmacology, anatomy, endocrinology, and immunology, especially as these pertain to brain processes. This knowledge is applied in PSY1BNB to allow us to explain how hormonal changes, sensory information, developmental principles, nutrition, and memory all influence behaviour, as well as how behaviour influences the brain.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects PSY10BN

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBiological psychology: An introduction to behavioral, cognitive and clinical neurosciencePrescribedBreedlove, SM, Watson, NV, & Rosenzweig, MR, 20106TH ED. SUNDERLAND, MA: SINAUER ASSOCIATES, INC.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size497

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word laboratory report20
one 1,000-word work bookStudents are required to attend 75% of laboratory sessions.20
one 2-hour examination50
one-oral poster presentation10

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size497

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word laboratory report20
one 1,000-word work bookStudents are required to attend 75% of laboratory sessions.20
one 2-hour examination50
one-oral poster presentation10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size497

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word laboratory report20
one 1,000-word work bookStudents are required to attend 75% of laboratory sessions.20
one 2-hour examination50
one-oral poster presentation10