Not currently available in 2020
Explores the current understanding about brain biology, biochemistry and cognition. Students examine the traditional naturopathic knowledge and approach to cognition and a healthy brain alongside modern neuroanatomical and physiological understandings and an evidence-based approach. Taking a whole system approach, the unit also investigates the impact of other body systems on cognition.
Topic 1: Overview of cognition and the relationship with biology
Topic 2: Traditional naturopathic approach to maintaining a healthy brain
Topic 3: Neurotransmitters and psychopharmacology
Topic 4: The effect of diet, nutrition, exercise and stress on the healthy brain
Topic 5: Social psychology and emotional intelligence
Topic 6: Whole systems approach to brain function.
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 a critical understanding of the relationship between biology, biochemistry and cognition||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically describe the traditional naturopathic approach to maintaining a healthy brain||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate the role of neurotransmitters and psychopharmacological approaches||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||reflect and critically evaluate the role of diet and exercise on stress and optimal brain function||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||outline the practical application of emotional intelligence to psychological wellbeing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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