NEURAL BASES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

PSY3NBC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the biological basis of conscious behaviour in humans and animals and the methodologies used to study this. The content will extend from the basic genetic and molecular mechanisms of normal brain function to systems biology underlying sensory information processing for attention, action and object recognition. Biological interactions between the molecular mechanisms of learning (neuroplasticity) and memory will be explored. The impact of physiological and psychosocial stressors will be examined in the context of brain imaging of neural networks from childhood to old age, and in instances of acquired brain injury, affective disorders and during rehabilitation.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSheila Crewther

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PSY1BNA or PSY1BNB or BIO1OF or BIO1GEN or BIO1CO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSheila Crewther

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2hr, MCQ and Short Answer)Hurdle Requirement: Tutorial Attendance50
Group Discussion Poster (15 minutes) (Eqiv 1000 words)15

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSheila Crewther

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2hr, MCQ and Short Answer)Hurdle Requirement: Tutorial Attendance50
Group Discussion Poster (15 minutes) (Eqiv 1000 words)15

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSheila Crewther

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Critical Essay (1500 words)35
Exam (2hr, MCQ and Short Answer)Hurdle Requirement: Tutorial Attendance50
Group Discussion Poster (15 minutes) (Eqiv 1000 words)15