- Code PSYC3016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Deborah Apthorp
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course consists of a series of lectures that cover a variety of advanced topics in behavioural neuroscience. The lectures will be given by experienced researchers, who will describe and discuss issues that are at the forefront of their respective fields. As such, the specific topics covered change slightly each year but may include attention, consciousness, sleep, depression, dyslexia, traumatic brain injury and neuroethics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to:
Appreciate the importance of the scientific method in advancing psychological knowledge and be able to design appropriate research studies; (LO1)
Critically discuss the neural bases of selected psychological processes; (LO2)
Understand the research tools that are used for studying brain function relevant to psychology and compare and contrast the relative strengths and weaknesses of each; (LO3)
Understand, analyse and interpret data from selected research methods; (LO4)
Critically evaluate, discuss and debate scientific research relevant to behavioural neuroscience. (LO5)
- Annotated bibliography & research proposal (15%) – LO 1,2,3,4,5
- Research essay (35%) – LO 1,2,3,4,5
- Exams (50%) – LO 1,2,3,4,5
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The face-to-face teaching time for this course consists of two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratory classes spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
There is no textbook for this course. Required readings will consist of journal articles and book chapters, which will be assigned by the lecturers.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2009||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|