INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE 1B

PSY1BNB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The ability to sense and respond to our environment is critical to the survival of all living things, from the simplest of single celled organisms right up to complicated animals like us. In this subject, we will explore how we sense our environment, and how our brains use this information to guide behaviour. We will focus on four broad areas; first, we'll investigate the senses, smell, taste, vision, hearing, and touch. Then, we'll learn how hormones affect multiple body systems to get us ready to act on our environment. Next, we'll learn about the internal processes that keep our bodies working efficiently. Finally, we'll uncover the mechanisms of learning and memory.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Readings

Behavioral Neuroscience

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBreedlove, SM, & Watson, NV

Year2017

Edition/Volume8TH ED

PublisherSUNDERLAND, MA: SINAUER ASSOCIATES, INC

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop and apply an understanding of key areas of neuroscience to human and animal behaviour.
02. Identify and use appropriate information sources in behavioural neuroscience to support oral and written arguments.
03. Evaluate methodology and experimental outcomes in key areas of behavioural neuroscience and suggest possible directions for future research.
04. Develop logical, well supported and appropriately referenced written arguments and conclusions based on empirical evidence.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Individual Laboratory report (1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
Individual Oral presentation (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
12 weekly multiple choice quizzes (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Individual Laboratory report (1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
Individual Oral presentation (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
12 weekly multiple choice quizzes (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Hale

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Individual Laboratory report (1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 hour multiple choice question exam (1500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
Individual Oral presentation (500 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
12 weekly multiple choice quizzes (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1