Physiological Psychology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physiological Psychology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PYB102 or PYB101 or PYB100

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The unit serves as an advanced level unit, the last in a series of units examining biological bases of behaviour.  Advanced topics spanning clinical neuropsychological investigation, research methods and functional neuroanatomy will be covered.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit you will have gained the knowledge and the skills to:

    • Describe and detail the functional anatomy and the physiology of neural and other systems underlying our behaviour;
    • Explain the interplay of these systems in terms of how they shape our mental processes;
    • Describe the effects of brain impairment on behavioural functioning and how these effects are evaluated;
    • Relate the functions of these systems to social and environmental factors in terms of their effects on behaviour.

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