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The unit explores the neurocognitive foundation of psychological functions. The major themes focus on the anatomy and physiology of the brain functioning; the neural bases of complex behaviours and psychological capacities; the structural and functional organisation of human cognition as well as the aetiology and manifestations of various neurocognitive deficits. The operation of perception, memory, language, reasoning, and attention will be explored with reference to leading theoretical accounts and with specific emphasis on the underlying brain mechanisms and neural processes.
Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
Within semester assessment: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.