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Unit of Study BHS30004 - Biological Psychology (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 demonstrate an advanced understanding of the basic anatomy and processes of the central nervous system
2 demonstrate an advanced understanding of the processes that form the basis of neural functioning and the contributions made to behaviours by endogenous and exogenous chemicals
3 relate neural phenomena and the functioning of sensory systems to their roles in human experience
4 critically analyse and interpret experimental data relating to physiological psychology and sensory processes and report on conclusions
5 communicate the substance of psychological explanations in a format consistent with accepted practice in psychology
6 integrate information about psychobiological structures and processes, human experience, and behaviour

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the basic anatomy and processes of the central nervous system
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the processes that form the basis of neural functioning and the contributions made to behaviours by endogenous and exogenous chemicals
    • GA4:
  3. relate neural phenomena and the functioning of sensory systems to their roles in human experience
    • GA4:
  4. critically analyse and interpret experimental data relating to physiological psychology and sensory processes and report on conclusions
    • GA3:
  5. communicate the substance of psychological explanations in a format consistent with accepted practice in psychology
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  6. integrate information about psychobiological structures and processes, human experience, and behaviour
    • GA3:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

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