Biological Psychology

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    The module considers human psychology and behaviour from a biological perspective. The module assumes no prior
    knowledge and provides a basic introduction into the breadth of psychobiology, neurology, psychophysiology and
    related areas. This includes introductory level neuroanatomy and physiology, progressing to higher organisation of the
    nervous system and functional anatomy. Also introduced are basic physiology, the biological bases of behaviour and
    learning, nociception, control systems and the fundamentals of evolution and genetics.
    Assessment: Presentation (20%) ; Exam (80%).

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