NEUR334 Neurobiology of Developmental, Cognitive and Affective Disorders

Updated: 22 November 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 72cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Christopher Sharpley (csharpl3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the neurobiological bases of the major developmental, cognitive and affective disorders, their specific behavioural manifestations (using an absence vs presence model) and the ways that they may be identified and treated. Emphasis will be placed upon students learning how to recognise and discriminate between disorders from a broad-based perspective that incorporates biology, behaviour and environment. Pharmacological, functional and environmental treatment approaches will be considered.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of neuroscience with depth in the concepts and ideas underlying developmental, cognitive and affective disorders;
  2. analyse and evaluate information regarding the clinical and behavioural phenotypes of developmental, cognitive and affective disorders;
  3. transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others both verbally and in written formats;
  4. demonstrate well-developed cognitive and technical skills to review research and clinical literature regarding developmental, cognitive and affective disorders;
  5. demonstrate an informed application of knowledge and skills to form autonomous diagnoses of developmental, cognitive and affective disorders from given case material; and
  6. demonstrate self-directed learning in the fields of developmental, cognitive and affective disorders.