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BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectPsychology
Number & Suffix: 122
Full UC Title: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 
Transcript Title: BIOLOGICAL PSYCH 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines the relationship between brain mechanisms and behavior. The course develops an appreciation of the neurobiological basis of psychological function and dysfunction via two approaches. The first emphasizes a top-down method that links psychological functions to their biological substrates. Neuroscientific research techniques and what they can reveal about psychological function are emphasised. These techniques are presented within an historical context, beginning with electroencephalography (EEG) and finishing with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The second approach emphasizes a bottom-up approach including the topics of brain development, neurons and neural circuits, neurotransmission and neurotransmitter substances, and the structurofunctional properties of selected brain regions. Neurobiological principles are illustrated using conditions with abnormal neuronal function. A quantitative methods component is integrated into the lecture, tutorial and assessment structure of this course. It provides an understanding of, and practical experience with, the appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis techniques used to evaluate hypotheses in Biological Psychology. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Psychology 
Partner University Course Number: PSYC20006