PSYC366 Biopsychology

Updated: 25 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
06 April 2020 08 April 2020 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 12cp at 200 or 300 level or candidature in GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BAudiometry or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway)
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PSYC466
Notes None
Combined Units PSYC466 - Biopsychology
Coordinator(s) Andrew Talk (
Unit Description

This unit presents a survey of the neural mechanisms of experience and behaviour. Models of brain function and dysfunction are considered from both experimental and clinical perspectives. Specific topics may include the brain mechanisms of sensation and perception, movement, wakefulness and sleep, memory, motivation, emotion and mental disorders.

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. demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and neuropharmacology, with the ability to transmit this knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  2. demonstrate coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of research methods used in the neuroscience of behaviour;
  3. critically evaluate research about the brain mechanisms of experience and behaviour; and
  4. analyse and explain the basic principles underlying the brain mechanisms of sensation and perception, learning, memory, motivated behaviour, sleep and waking, drug addiction, sexual behaviour and disorders of the mind.