INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE 1A

PSY1BNA

2021

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 this subject includes 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 ElectiveYes

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

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. Write an argument on a topic in behavioural neuroscience
03. Develop a logical and well supported written argument and conclusion based on empirical evidence.
04. Demonstrate an understanding of key areas of neuroscience.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x in-class practical examination (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x in-class practical examination (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgnes Hazi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x in-class practical examination (750 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO4

Online topic quizzes (1500 word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO4

Individual essay (1500-words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4