Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and/or seminars. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
No prerequisites are required for this subject.
No corequisites are required for this subject
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An accredited psychology major sequence
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There are no non-allowed subjects
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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.
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Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
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Telephone: + 61 3 8344 6377
The seminars in this series are designed to provide students with exposure to a wide range of topics and methods in contemporary behavioural neuroscience. Presentations will focus on the current research of staff or their research collaborators. Research methods discussed may include modelling of cognitive processes, and emotions or personality traits, diverse techniques in the psychology and physiology of sleep and addiction, structural and functional neuroimaging techniques, and quasi-experimental research with clinical samples. Research topics may include the neurobiology of sleep, emotions, auditory perceptions and cognition, and personality traits, as well as neuroplasticity and music neuroscience.
On completion of this subject students will have developed:
an understanding of current issues in contemporary behavioural neuroscience
an appreciation of cognitive processes, emotions and personality traits;
an ability to use behavioural Neuroscience techniques to conduct experimental research into aspects and manifestations of behavioural neuroscience
Three x 1300 word essays due across the semester. The questions will be set by each of the lecturers involved in the subject. Each essay to be worth 33.3% of the overall mark.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, the student should have acquired: A sophisticated understanding of the brain and how it relates to both normal and abnormal behaviour, with a particularly strong understanding of the research techniques that can be used to elucidate this relationship.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology |
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