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PY3109 - Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

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

Detailed coverage of the structure and functioning of the nervous system will be presented. In addition to topics such as the constraints which biological properties have on sensation, perception and learning and the ways in which environmental factors may influence the development and functioning of the central nervous system, special consideration will be given to the functioning of the central nervous system in relation to cognition. Material will be drawn from the fields of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and cognitive neuropsychology and psychophysiology.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe what is known about the ways in which the central nervous system functions in sensation, perception, and processing of information;
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the neural bases of cognitive processes;
  • integrate psychological and behavioural theory and practice with neuroscience.
Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 credit points of level 2 psychology subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3054

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (30%); presentations (10%); essays (25%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
    Lecturers: Dr Nicole Thomas, Dr David Mitchell.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 24 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (30%); presentations (10%); essays (25%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
      Census Date 11-Apr-2019
      Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
      Lecturers: Dr Ai Ni Teoh, Dr David Mitchell.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 24 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (30%); presentations (10%); essays (25%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
        Census Date 05-Dec-2019
        Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 24 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (30%); presentations (10%); essays (25%).

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