Brain and Behaviour
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Biology, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewEver wondered what makes you 'tick'? This module provides an introduction to the relationship between brain and
behaviour. Although it is a biologically-based course, it does not assume a background in biology or other
sciences, and students will be provided with an introduction to the main approaches in biopsychology. Students
will gain an understanding of how the brain is involved in everything we do, whether it be eating, sleeping,
learning, or feeling pain. Throughout the course, case studies and video-clips will be presented to help show
the link between brain and behaviour and to explain clinical disorders and real-life problems that
neuroscientists study. The goal is to demonstrate that the link between brain and behaviour is important for
students who are considering further study in psychology, neuroscience, or other biological or health-related
areas, but it is also of interest to any student with a general interest in behaviour.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.