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PY3109 - Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (35%)
  • other exams (30%)
  • presentations (10%)
  • essays (25%).
Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 credit points of level 2 psychology subjects
Inadmissible
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Combinations:
PY3054

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-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 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Nicole Thomas, 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 52
Census Date 06-Aug-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.