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PY4207 - Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will be introduced to the key theories and concepts relevant to the biological bases of 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; the anatomy and physiology of the sensory systems from periphery to cortex.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the ways in which the nervous system functions in sensation, perception and processing of information;
  • critically evaluate and apply theoretical models and methods of the biological bases of behaviour to propose solutions to current global health challenges;
  • communicate proposed solutions to current global health challenges to a variety of audiences.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (20%) - 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.


Availabilities

JCU Online, External, Study Period 81
Census Date 21-Jan-2021
Workload expectations:

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

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

JCU Online, External, Study Period 85
Census Date 09-Sep-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours 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.