Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment for this subject is 120 hours.
No prerequisites are required for this subject
No Corequisites are required for this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Prior coursework in at least two level 2 psychology subjects, including Cognitive Psychology, is recommended. Level 2 psychology subjects are: Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Personaility & Social Psychology.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
512335 Advanced Cognition 3
512307 Advanced Studies of Human Cognition
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Piers Howe
12th floor Redmond Barry Building (Building 115 Map)
Telephone: + 61 3 8344 6377
Advanced Studies of Human Cognition covers a range of topics within the interdisciplinary field of cognitive psychology. The primary focus of cognitive psychology is to understand thought processes through the use of experimental techniques. The course builds on material and concepts introduced in Cognitive Psychology at the second year level. The lectures take an information-processing perspective of the human brain to show how transformations of information in the brain gives rise to high-level mental functions. Tutorials will focus on current theoretically important questions in cognitive psychology and provide an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of experimental techniques and scientific writing skills. The lecture topics may include signal detection theory, decision-making, visual perception, memory, learning, categorization, attention and consciousness.
The subject aims to:
Written work of 3000 words (50%) to be submitted during semester. An examination of no more than two hours (50%) to be completed at the end of semester during the specified University examination period.
Each piece of assessment must be completed (hurdle requirement).
Attendance of at least 80% of the laboratory classes is a hurdle requirement. In case of failure to meet the hurdle requirement, additional work will be required before a passing grade can be awarded.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
No prescribed texts. A reading pack will be made available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students will be given appropriate opportunity and educational support to develop skills to:
Graduate Diploma in Psychology |
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Psychology - Cognitive |
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