CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

PSY3CNN

2021

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-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (PSY1EFP or PSY1BAM) or PSY1BNA or PSY1BNB or by approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

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

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. Investigate how major theories of neuroscience and neuropsychology explain mental health phenomena.
02. Interpret the interactions between neural function and neuropsychological processes and behaviour and cognition.
03. Interpret evidence to prepare and deliver a persuasive neuroscientific oral presentation in a team.
04. Compare impacts of fundamental physiological mechanisms on psychological function.
05. Analyse how neuropathology or pharmacologically-induced factors alter typical neural function and how this could be observed in a clinical context.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Exam (2 hours, 2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Group Poster Presentation (approx. 500 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual, Written Policy Document (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5