Brain and Behaviour

Unit Code: 101684.4

Contact hours: Recommended 8-10 hours of study per week

Unit Description

This unit is an introduction to the biological and neuroscientific bases of human behaviour. You will learn about the chemistry of life, the molecular basis of life, the cell and some of the major organ systems of the human body with particular reference to the nervous, endocrine and sensory systems. The unit has a significant laboratory component which reinforces lecture and text material. You will be introduced to the biological and neuroscientific concepts necessary for a thorough understanding of areas of psychology such as abnormal psychology, cognitive processes, developmental psychology, human learning, and physiological psychology.

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