Biological Psychology

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Psychology

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    REREQUISITES: 1001PSY Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology OR 1005APY Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology AND: 1003PSY Research Methods and Statistics 1 OR 1003PSY Introduction to Research in the Behavioural Sciences OR 1002APY Quantitative Analysis 1 CO-REQUISITE: 2000PSY Research Methods and Statistics 2 OR 1005PSY Research Methods and Statistics OR 2006APY Quantitative Analysis 2

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the study of human behaviour from a biological point of view and an understanding of the link between biological systems and human behaviour. Apart from providing students with knowledge in basic areas such as the human nervous system, the human sensory and motor systems, the course also includes more applied topics. For example learning and memory, perception, language, emotion and motivation, sleeping, eating and eating disorders, drugs and brain damage. This course has prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. It is the students' responsibility to ensure these requirements have been fulfilled.

    Course Introduction
    The single most complex and fascinating litre and a half of space in the world is the human brain and this is the focus of this course. We introduce students to the study of human behaviour from the biological point of view. Apart from providing students with knowledge in basic areas such as the nerves cells and their functioning, the brain, sensory systems, the course will also cover more applied areas such as learning and memory, perception, language, emotion and motivation, sleeping, eating and eating disorders and psychiatric disorders. The emphasis of this course is on human research, as well as on an ability to evaluate critically and scientifically relevant content in the area. This course will prepare students with the background for other courses in psychology, in neuropsychology as well as research in fourth year.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.