|Coffs Harbour||Session 2||Session 2|
Provides a thorough overview of the structures and functions of the human brain for the professional and/or academic psychologist. This knowledge is supplemented with consideration of the neural mechanisms of memory and learning, communication, and complex human behaviour. In addition, students will engage with modern neuroscientific research methods and findings and write two research reports related to these areas.
- Structure and function of the central nervous system
- Nerve cells and synapses
- Vision and audition
- Movement and sensation
- Memory and learning
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an advanced understanding of the basic anatomy and processes of the central nervous system||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate an advanced understanding of the processes that form the basis of neural functioning and the contributions made to behaviours by endogenous and exogenous chemicals||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||relate neural phenomena and the functioning of sensory systems to their roles in human experience||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically analyse and interpret experimental data relating to physiological psychology and sensory processes and report on conclusions||Ethical practice|
|5||communicate the substance of psychological explanations in a format consistent with accepted practice in psychology||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||integrate information about psychobiological structures and processes, human experience, and behaviour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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