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HPS395 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Unit details

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

Eric Koukounas



Incompatible with: HPS795
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight


This unit is designed to provide an advanced examination of current issues, theories, methods, and applications relevant to the area of clinical neuroscience. The unit represents an extension of the principles introduced in HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience to clinical disorders with a biological basis. Topics covered include: neural trauma and recovery neurodegenerative disorders; psychopharmacology and the principles of drug action; the biological treatment of schizophrenia, depression and anxiety; psychophysics and neuropsychological assessment; theories and disorders of sensation, perception, and action; higher-level functions.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%

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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