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PY3109 - Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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

  • to develop an appreciation and understanding of what is known about the ways in which the central nervous system functions in sensation, perception and processing of information.
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:
PY3054

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); class seminar (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturer: Dr Koong Foo.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); class seminar (40%).

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