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Physiological Psychology (7120.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 2 DR   Andrew   FLOOD (Ph: ) FLEXIBLE

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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (188327) - View
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This unit introduces the physiological bases of human behaviour and explores the dominant research methodologies that are used in the field of neuropsychology. The unit also covers the major topics of neuronal structure and function, neuroanatomy, stages of neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity, sensory processing, and the physiological mechanisms of learning, memory and emotions.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the structures and functions of neurons;

2. Describe the processes involved in the generation and propagation of a neural impulse;

3. Recognise the major anatomical divisions of the human brain;

4. Apply knowledge of the physiological bases of behaviour to real-world issues; and

5. Explain the physiological processes underpinning various psychological phenomena.

Contact Hours

Up to four hours per week.


4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
Permission of the unit convener.



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