- Code PSYC6016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Psychology, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Criminology
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Jacoba Brinkman
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2018
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This course consists of a series of lectures and/or interactive seminars that cover a variety of advanced topics in behavioural neuroscience. The material will be delivered by experienced researchers, who will describe and discuss issues that are at the forefront of their respective fields. The specific topics covered change slightly each year but may include attention, consciousness, sleep, depression, dyslexia, traumatic brain injury, brain imaging techniques, issues in research publication, and neuroethics.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate increased knowledge and understanding of the importance of the scientific method in advancing psychological knowledge and be able to design appropriate research studies
- Critically analyse and discuss the neural bases of selected psychological processes
- Have an in-depth understanding of the research tools that are used for studying brain function relevant to psychology and effectively compare and contrast the relative strengths and weakness of each
- Effectively and efficiently communicate a high level of understanding and the ability to analyse and interpret data from selected research methods
- Critically evaluate, discuss and debate scientific research relevant to behavioural neuroscience.
- Written assignment (10%) - LO 1,2,3,4,5
- Tutorial presentation (30%) - LO 1,2,3,4,5
- Exams (60%) – LO 1,2,3,4,5
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WorkloadThe face-to-face teaching time for this course consists of two hours of lectures or seminars per week and 12 hours of laboratory classes spread across the semester
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Psychology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Prescribed TextsThere is no textbook for this course. Required readings will consist of journal articles and book
chapters, which will be assigned by the lecturers.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4771||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|