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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychology and Psychiatry


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Behavioural neuroscience is an exciting biomedical science that addresses the biological basis of behaviour and cognition. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge concerning the biochemical, anatomical and physiological correlates of brain function and dysfunction. This knowledge has substantially enhanced our understanding of the way the brain influences behaviour and cognition, and vice versa.

Students wishing to specialise in this field can complete a degree in psychology or science and progress into postgraduate research in the area of behavioural neuroscience. Through site visits and discussions with clinicians, students acquire an appreciation of the central role that neuroscience plays in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Students gain practical laboratory skills and learn to record, analyse and critically evaluate scientific data, and how to present their findings as oral, written or web-based reports.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

3514 Honours degree of Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience