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HPS978 - Biological and Neuropsychological Perspectives on Disorder

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Unit chair:

Emma Gould



Incompatible with: HPS778
Contact hours:

1 x 6 hour seminar per fortnight


This unit provides students with an understanding of the biological bases of behaviour and a conceptualisation of the integrated nature of biology and psychology. It is designed to review and extend students understanding of behavioural neuroscience and the relationship between human biology and psychopathology. Topics covered include neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters, endocrinology, genetics and psychopharmacology. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how biological, psychological and social issues all contribute to the presentation of neuropsychological disorders, psychopathology and behaviour in general.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 2: Oral presentation 20%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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