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HPS775 - Brain, Biology and Behaviour

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mark Rogers





Incompatible with: HPS205, HSE207, HSO207
Contact hours:

Trimester 2 Campus: 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 2 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 task 1: Seminar manual 30%
Assessment task 2: Anatomy online tests (2 x 10%) 20%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

In fortnightly seminars students will work on simulations and exercises designed to consolidate and expand upon material covered in the classes (in class for campus students or online (via Collaborate) for cloud (online) students). Cloud (online) students will require access to a computer-compatible microphone.

Prescribed texts

Kalat, JW 2016, Biological Psychology, 12th 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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