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HPS205 - Behavioural Neuroscience

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1

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

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

M Rogers (B)

Incompatible with: HPS675, HPS775, HSE207, HSO207
Contact hours:

Trimester 2: 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.

Trimester 3: All content presented online.


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


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.


Examination (2 hours) 50%, neuroanatomy assignment 20%, team presentations 20%, reflective piece (700 words) 10%


Fortnightly team presentation will take place in practical classes (in class for on campus students or online (vial ELive) for off campus students). Off campus students will require access to a computer-compatible microphone. Students (on and off campus) 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 2013, Biological Psychology, 11th edn, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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