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PY4401 - Biological, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces students to three major perspectives in the science of psychology: the biological, the behavioural and the cognitive. The subject will explore the theoretical and historical aspects of each perspective, with an emphasis on the scientific methods used in each. In addition, the subject covers the empirical findings and applications of biological, behavioural and cognitive psychology. This subject provides a foundation for the student's future learning in psychological science.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and differentiate the theories in biological, behavioural and cognitive psychology;
  • Critically evaluate methods use in biological, behavioural and cognitive psychology;
  • Appraise how research in biological, behavioural and cognitive psychology can be applied to address human problems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Literature review - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit the oral presentation and the written literature review and at least 8 of the 10 weekly quizzes.


Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • 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.