INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE 1A

PSY1BNA

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject serves as an introduction to the biological bases of behaviour. Nerve cells are the basic building blocks of the brain. Therefore their functioning and methods of communicating form the basic principles of brain and nervous system functioning. Hence these units include introductory lectures on the elements of the nervous system that contribute to the conscious and unconscious aspects of behaviour. There is an emphasis on understanding how the cells of the nervous system function and communicate with each other, thus allowing us to explain how sensory information, drugs, and hormonal changes influence behaviour, as well as how behaviour influences the brain.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPSY10BN OR PSY1BNA

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Behavioral Neuroscience

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBreedlove, SM, & Watson, NV

Year2018

Edition/Volume8th ED

PublisherSUNDERLAND, MA: SINAUER

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and use appropriate information sources to support a written argument.
02. Apply empirical evidence to prepare and write an argument on a prescribed topic.
03. Develop a logical and well supported written argument and conclusion based on empirical evidence.
04. Develop and apply an understanding of key areas of neuroscience.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 x in-class practical examination (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4
10 x online multiple choice quizzes (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4
1 x 1000 word essayN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
1 x 60 minute examination (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO4

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 x in-class practical examination (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4
10 x online multiple choice quizzes (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4
1 x 1000 word essayN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
1 x 60 minute examination (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1 x in-class practical examination (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4
10 x online multiple choice quizzes (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO4
1 x 1000 word essayN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
1 x 60 minute examination (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO4