PSY4507 - Contemporary issues in psychobiology
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader: A/Prof Alan Lill
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Off-campus)
This elective will examine some selected, topical issues in Biological Psychology, building on the background in this area of psychology developed in the undergraduate curriculum. The unit will focus on the biological aspects of psychological issues that are controversial and/or for which there are currently competing explanatory hypotheses. The broad scope of Biological Psychology will be reflected in the choice of topics. The general areas from which the specific topics will be chosen are human sexual behaviour, aspects of drug addiction, mood and psychotic disorders, learning and memory mechanisms, and regulation of hunger and thirst.
On completion of this unit students will have:
Seminar presentation (35%)
On campus students will attend 2 hour sessions for a period of 9 weeks.
Off Campus Attendance Requirements
2 day Residential workshop.
Entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology or an Honours year in psychology is required to enrol in this unit.