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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will explore theoretical approaches to neural systems and processes relevant to a wide range of normal conscious and unconscious behaviour, and behavioural pathologies, and will provide training in the issues of contemporary cognitive neuroscience. In particular the subject will focus on clinically related aspects of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, traumatic brain injury and sensory disorders, as well as nutritional and emotional neuroscience. Students will be introduced to neuroscientific aspects of a number of common testing procedures underlying theoretical approaches to professional practice as part of the tutorial program. The major assignment is aimed at introducing students to developing policy making as used by government departments.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSheila Crewther

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (PSY1EFP and PSY1CFP), OR (PSY1BNA and PSY1BNB), OR (two biological science subjects) or by approval from the subject coordinator


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Use concepts and major theories of neuroscience and neuropsychology to describe & interpret the impact of natural disasters on mental health phenomena and apply this understanding to develop a government report.
02. Apply knowledge of the neural function and neuropsychological classification criteria related to both normal and abnormal behaviour and mental processes to critically assess adequacy of such criteria in the context of modern neuroscientific research.
03. Deliver a group presentation evaluating the neuroscientific bases of clinical diagnosis and treatment for a particular psychopathology.
04. Describe differences between fundamental physiological mechanisms and describe how they can impact psychological function.
05. Identify how neuropathology or pharmacologically-induced factors alter typical neural function and describe how this could be observed in a clinical context.

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