Coffs HarbourSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Structure and function of the central nervous system
  • Nerve cells and synapses
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Vision and audition
  • Movement and sensation
  • Memory and learning
  • Language

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hours (11 weeks)
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hours (11 weeks )
Exam: closed book40%

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Fee information


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