Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 16:15
This course aims to provide students with a good understanding of the biological basis of behaviour and cognition. The course is split into two sections. Section 1 focuses on psychopharmacology, which is the investigation of the effect of medication on normal and abnormal brain function. Section 2 examines brain function and memory, with a specific focus on the application of this knowledge within the criminal justice system.
Specific topics that will be covered include: neurotransmitters; drug effects; Alzheimerâ€™s disease; memory and psychedelic drugs.
This course is intended for students completing joint honours degrees in Behavioural Studies or Psychology.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
30% Multiple Choice Questions
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Understand||To further knowledge of the relationship between biological processes affecting the brain and normal and abnormal behaviour and cognition.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will learn to critically evaluate topics related to biological psychology and to communicate this in coursework and exam essays.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Students will acquire skills to understand and evaluate different approaches to research in biological psychology|
|Conceptual||Apply||Give students a better appreciation of the multiple causes of abnormal behaviour and cognitive processes, as well as developments in the application of biological psychology to real-life circumstances|