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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the emerging and burgeoning scientific study of consciousness. This introduction will cover ways in which subjective experiences and phenomenology are now being examined empirically across many disciplines, including neurobiology, medicine, cognitive psychology, and functional neuroimaging. The recent boom in research in this field has not only led to abetter understanding of consciousness and the human mind but it has also sparked considerable philosophical and ethical debates, which will also be covered in some detail in this subject.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippe Chouinard

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 Must have passed one of (PSY1BNA, PSY1BNB, BIO1MGC, BIO1CO) or must receive approval from the subject coordinator


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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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

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Synthesise research findings and communicate biological aspects of consciousness and how they influence behaviour
02. Identify and describe the most appropriate technique for the measurement of different biological aspects of consciousness.
03. Identify and describe neural networks and areas of the brain and their role in conscious and unconscious behaviour.
04. Evaluate differences between fundamental molecular mechanisms of brain function necessary for sleep as opposed to coma.
05. Identify ethical principles underlying neuroscientific investigation of systems biology and consciousness in animals and humans.

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