PSYC2006 Behavioural Neuroscience
The module integrates the approaches and findings of behavioural neuroscience in an attempt to understand why people behave as they do.
Aims and Objectives
To develop the themes introduced in the year 1 courses. The unit integrates the approaches and findings of behavioural neuroscience in an attempt to understand why people behave as they do.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the Brain and Central Nervous System
- evaluate theories regarding the biological control of behaviours such as sleep
- describe experiments in the research area and evaluate how well the research has tested the theories studied in class
- discuss the changes in the brain associated with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and explain why treatments may be effective
- illustrate independent learning by reading material beyond the lecture
The course is divided into 3 sections: Structure, Function and Application. The Structure? component of the course will examine the structure of the nervous system and the genetic basis of behaviour. The function lectures will examine motivated behaviour such as sexual behaviour and drug addiction. Finally applied aspects are discussed with reference to addiction and psychiatric disorders.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The class will include 22 hours of lectures and 5 hours of tutorials. You will be expected to read the unit text, some additional readings and, where relevant, to make use of the internet resources for seeking further information.
|Total study time||152|
Resources & Reading list
Foundations of Behavioural Neuroscience.
|Exam (2 hours)||70%|
|Exam (30 minutes)||28%|
Repeat type: Internal & External