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HPS205 - Behavioural Neuroscience

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2 (B, G, X), Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

M Rogers (B)

Prerequisite:HPS111 and HPS121
Incompatible with: HPS675, HPS775, HSE207, HSO207
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour practical class per fortnight. In addition to seminars and practical classes, learning is supported by a series of online recordings of each topic's core learning objectives.

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit explores contemporary neurobiological explanations of human behaviour. Individual, social, ethical and practical implications are examined in the context of topics including: neural structure and function, psychopharmacology, biological methods, sensory systems, emotions, motor activity, sleep, mental disorders, language, memory and learning.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) 60%, neuroanatomy assignment 30%, team presentations 10%

 

Fortnightly team presentation will take place online (via ELive). Off campus students will require access to a computer-compatible microphone. Students unable to participate in practicals may be eligible to receive an alternative assessment in which they submit a recording of their presentations.

Prescribed texts

Kalat, JW 20013, Biological Psychology, 11th edn, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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