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PY4206 - Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will be introduced to the study of human information processing. Students will explore key theories and research, classic and contemporary viewpoints on how information from the environment is acquired, stored, processed, retrieved and utilised. Students will consider the application of research in learning, memory, cognition and language in the context of global challenges, the ageing global population, and our increasing reliance on technology.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply historical and contemporary theoretical approaches and research to solve problems in the field of Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language;
  • apply and evaluate theories and principles of cognitive psychology in the context of the global challenges including our global ageing population;
  • analyse, synthesize, and present findings from cognitive research in an appropriate manner.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (35%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (35%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Ms Madelyn Pardon
Lecturers: Ms Madelyn Pardon, Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law, Dr Jessica Oliva, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.