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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3025

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
152523

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To examine the process of neural development and function across the lifespan with an emphasis on related cognitive function.

Course content

The biology of brain growth. Neural plasticity. Development of vision, orientation and attention. Development of numeracy and literacy in the brain. Social development. Cerebral lateralisation across development. Development of functional specialisation of the cortex. The effects of aging on neural activity during perception and attention, imagery, working memory, long-term and prospective memory. The distinction between healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease. Theories that relate cognitive and cerebral aging, including models accounting for functional neuroimaging evidence.

Textbook(s)

Johnson, MH 2011, Developmental cognitive neuroscience: an introduction, 3rd ed, Wiley-Blackwell, London

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 3011 Developmental Psychology

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 3021 Cognitive Neuroscience

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 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
Essay 2500 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

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