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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106085

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To further develop students’ understanding of the neural underpinnings of cognition and behaviour and to provide practical laboratory based experience of the application of this knowledge.

Course content

In this course students will further develop their knowledge of contemporary cognitive neuroscience (including the human nervous system, neural physiology, imaging techniques, the visual system, sensory processing and perception, the motor system, attention and executive function, memory, language, emotion and social cognition, states of consciousness, child brain and cognitive development, and aging). Students will also develop research and laboratory skills and will apply these skills in the preparation of a research report.

Textbook(s)

Gazzaniga, M, Ivry, R & Mangun, G 2013, Cognitive neuroscience: the biology of the mind, 4th ed, Norton, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods

The listed pre-requisite plus 2 level 2 psychology courses or Foundation in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Quiz N/A 10% 1 hour
Research report 1800 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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