- 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
This course builds on the basic concepts presented in undergraduate psychology, examining at an advanced level issues of contemporary interest in neuropsychology (both clinical and cognitive neuropsychology) and cognitive neuroscience. The course has a special focus on learning about, and critically evaluating, information processing in the normal healthy brain from patterns of impaired performance in patients who, following brain injury, have disorders of perception and cognition – visual and somatosensory attention, memory, and executive functions.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of the scientific method in advancing psychological knowledge;
- Critically analyse and discuss the neural basis of selected psychological processes, and critically evaluate the empirical evidence;
- Have in-depth understanding of the research tools used to recommend treatment for neuropsychological disorders that occur following brain injury, such as disorders of visual and somatosensory attention, memory, and executive functions;
- Research, integrate and effectively communicate knowledge in the field at an advanced level;
- Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the various methodological approaches and be able to design their own experiments, thus moving to independent research.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- Laboratory Class Presentation 10% LO2, LO3, LO4
- Laboratory Quizzes (5% each): Based on Lecture & Laboratory Class Readings 15% LO1, LO2, LO3
- Mini-Research Project: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion (2500 words maximum) 35% LO2, LO4, LO5
- Exam 40% LO1, LO2, LO5
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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 lecturer.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
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|
|4597||25 Feb 2019||04 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||31 May 2019||In Person||N/A|