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PSYC12-214: Biological Psychology

Description

This is a basic subject in biological psychology, the branch of psychology that seeks to understand human and animal behaviour in terms of the activity of the brain and related nervous system structures. Major research findings in biological psychology have significant implications for medical, psychiatric, and clinical psychological treatments and for philosophical issues such as the relationship between mind and brain. This subject deals with the biological bases of human behaviour, including the nervous system, especially the brain and the hormonal system. Influences on these systems, such as injury, illness and drugs, are also considered. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePSYC12-214
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in biological psychology and neuroscience,
2. Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
3. Apply knowledge and skills of Psychology in a manner that is reflexive, culturally appropriate and sensitive to the diversity of individuals.
4. Analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of Psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in Psychology.
6. Demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in Psychology.
7. Demonstrate interpersonal skills and teamwork.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Pre-requisites: ?

There are no pre-requisites.

Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

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Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.

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Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020