HPS310 - Biological Psychology (Brain and Behaviour)


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

Brain, Biology and Behaviour


One of HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS301, HPS307, HPS308



Incompatible with:

HPS205, HPS775

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar (campus) per fortnight

Scheduled learning activities - online

Trimester 1
1 x 2 hour class (online) per week
1 x 2 hour seminar (online) per fortnight

Trimester 3
1 x 2 hour class (pre-recorded) per week
1 x 2 hour seminar (online) per fortnight


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.

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