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PY2101 - Psychological Neuroscience

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (40%)
  • quizzes or tests (25%)
  • practical work (35%).
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 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Ms Simone Fischer, Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.