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PSY2214 Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception
Credit Points: 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
N.B. Students enrolled in Q89 or D88 may apply to have this prerequisite waived.

This unit focuses on biological factors that enable behaviours to occur by examining the adult and developing nervous, endocrine, immunological, and musculoskeletal systems and their contributions to automatic functions; basic drives such as thirst, hunger, and sex; and higher functions such as emotion, learning, and memory. Fundamentals will be obtained by examining the biological patterns associated with normal and abnormal human and animal behaviours (e.g., mood disorders, schizophrenia, degenerative and substance abuse disorders).  The unit will also provide an in-depth understanding of the structures and processes that allow humans to have sensory and perceptual experiences, along with a focus on psychophysical methods of investigation.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
E95Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
E37Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Q89Graduate Diploma of Psychology
DMPSADPsychology - Addiction Studies Double Major
DMPCFSPsychology - Children and Family Studies Double Major
DMPSWSPsychology - Women's Studies Double Major
DMPSCRPsychology and Criminology Double Major
DMAAADPsychology and Disability Studies Double Major
DMAAABPsychology and English Double Major
DMAAAAPsychology and Writing Double Major
DMAAACPsychology and Youth Work Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006