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HPS395 - Cognitive Neuroscience

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Eric Koukounas


One of HPS205 or HPS310



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


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


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%

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