Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on 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 better understanding of consciousness and the human mind but has also sparked considerable philosophical and ethical debate, which will be covered in some detail in this subject.
(Subject suspended for 2021 as it only runs in even years) 

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilippe Chouinard

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 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

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. Synthesise research findings and communicate neurological aspects of consciousness and how they influence behaviour.
02. Identify and describe the most appropriate technique for the measurement of different neurological aspects of consciousness.
03. Identify and describe neural networks and areas of the brain and their role in conscious and unconscious behaviour.
04. Evaluate ethical principles and philosophical theories on the neuroscientific investigation of consciousness.

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