The aim of Biopsychology is to introduce students to paradigms for the explanation and study of behaviour that are characterised by a focus on the functioning of the nervous system. This subject will introduce students to basic principles of neuroscience, including neuron structure and function, neurotransmission, and functional neuroanatomy. These will be examined within the broader framework of the structures of behaviour (innate and acquired), as well as functional systems (eg. sensation, perception, motor control and memory).
School of Psychology
Not available to students who have completed PSY205 Biological Bases of Behaviours or PSY208 Behavioural Neuroscience 1
- Genetics and Inheritance, and Mind-brain problem - Neurons and action potential - The synapse and neurotransmitters - Neuroanatomy - Vision and sensation - Movement - Learning - Memory - Motivated behaviour (eg eating, reproductive behaviour) - Emotion - Cortical integration and language
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY208 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.