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HPS778 - Biological and Neuropsychological Perspectives on Disorder

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Linda Byrne



Corequisite:HPS779, HPS714
Incompatible with: HPS978
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight


This unit provides students with an understanding of the biological bases of behaviour and a conceptualisation of the integrated nature of biology and psychology. It is designed to review and extend students understanding of behavioural neuroscience and the relationship between human biology and psychopathology. Topics covered include neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters, endocrinology, genetics and psychopharmacology. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how biological, psychological and social issues all contribute to the presentation of neuropsychological disorders, psychopathology and behaviour in general.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2000 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Oral presentation 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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