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Unit of Study BHS20007 - Learning and Memory (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the ways in which learning and memory have been studied, the critical results of these investigations, and competing theories that have been developed to account for these results
2 describe how knowledge of the theories and principles of learning and memory can be utilised in an applied context
3 critically evaluate theories of learning and memory in order to derive hypotheses about potential empirical tests of their principles
4 design and conduct empirical research that examines one or more theoretical constructs in learning and memory
5 write a research report based on methods and data from a learning and/or memory study as provided, and adhering to American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Guide style.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the ways in which learning and memory have been studied, the critical results of these investigations, and competing theories that have been developed to account for these results
    • GA4:
  2. describe how knowledge of the theories and principles of learning and memory can be utilised in an applied context
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. critically evaluate theories of learning and memory in order to derive hypotheses about potential empirical tests of their principles
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. design and conduct empirical research that examines one or more theoretical constructs in learning and memory
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  5. write a research report based on methods and data from a learning and/or memory study as provided, and adhering to American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Guide style.
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.