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PY2101 - Psychological Neuroscience

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides students with an in-depth introduction to key theories and concepts in the biological bases of sensation, perception and behaviour. Coverage includes the structure and function of the nervous system, how information is transmitted in the nervous system, the role of biological factors in cognition and motivated behaviours and the anatomy and physiology of the sensory systems from periphery to cortex.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of the ways in which the nervous system functions in sensation, perception and processing of information;
  • identify the way in which humans make sense of the sea of energies they are exposed to;
  • describe the nature, theory, and methods of the biological bases of behaviour.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2091

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
    Lecturers: Ms Simone Fischer, Dr David Mitchell.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 24 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 24 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

        Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.