20 credits at level HE7
1. To develop studentsí advanced knowledge and critically evaluate current theoretical explanations within a range of biopsychological phenomena.
2. To further develop studentsí evaluative skills in relation to research methodologies in the context of biopsychological phenomena.
3. To identify current applications of biopsychology and their limitations.
Structure and Function of the brain
Learning and memory
Hormones and reproduction
Sleeping and dreaming
Eating, drinking and homeostasis
The module delivery will include a combination of lectures, seminars, and guided reading. Lectures will be used to present material which will be elaborated via structured independent learning using computerized exercises and structured activities. Two review lectures will be presented within the syllabus where research methods, biological structures and neurotransmitters common to different phenomena will be highlighted. Workshops and seminars are designed to explore in depth the issues covered in lectures and in further reading and independent work and will facilitate the learning outcomes expected at this level.
Module time allocations are:
Class contact = 24-36 hours (including seminars)
Private study = 164 hours (to include recommended reading, independent study, preparation of coursework)
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||1. Demonstrate a high level of knowledge, informed by current research and theoretical frameworks within biopsychology.||1. Critically evaluate current theoretical models and empirical studies within a range of biopsychological phenomena|
|2.||2. Have a comprehensive understanding of the progressive advancement of knowledge within biopsychology and the limitations imposed by the various research methodologies.||
2. Synthesize and integrate information from a variety of sources, including primary research and review papers, to reflect upon the development of current
knowledge within biopsychology
|3.||3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of one element of laboratory research utilizing comparative and evaluative skills informed by current research and demonstrate synthetic thinking within an applied area of biopsychology||3. Undertake a critical evaluation of a selected topic within an applied area of biopsychology in order to illustrate its relevance to basic behaviour and to identify limitations in its application|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Rsearch report||2500 word essay|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Carlson, N.R. (2006). Physiology of behaviour (9th ed.). USA: Allyn & Bacon.
Corkin, S. (2002). Whatís new with the amnesic patient H.M.? Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3, 153-160.
Kalat, J.W. (2006). Biological psychology (9th ed.). Wadsworth.
Pinel, J.P.J. (2008). Biopsychology (7th ed.). USA: Allyn & Bacon.
Scoville, W.B., & Milner, B. (2000). Loss of recent memory after bilateral hippocampal lesions. Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience. 12 (1). 103-113.
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology|
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