Lectures: All lectures will only be provided as topics by video recordings on-line (via iLearn).
Revision Sessions: 1 hr/week - Thursday 1pm-2pm or 2pm - 3 pm in X5B-T1 (the sessions will also be recorded and available on iLearn).
Practicals (tutorials): will be run on weeks 2, 4, 8, 10 (Stream A) and weeks 3, 5, 9, 11 (Stream B) in C5A 316/317. For practical times please see class timetable – pracs 1-11 are Stream A, pracs 12-22 are Stream B. (i.e. each student does four practicals beginning week 2 or 3, depending on which stream they have been allocated).
Managing Classes: Changes to all units can be done on-line via eStudent. After week 2, no further changes will be entertained unless supporting documentation about the reason for changing is provided and there is space in the tutorial you wish to change into.
Practical Attendance: Students must attend classes otherwise grades may be affected. Students enrolled in the composite attendance mode can access the iLecture recording of the lecture, but must attend the compulsory practical class.
Kalat, J.W. (2007, 2009, 2013 or 2015). Biological Psychology (9th, 10th, 11th or 12th ed).
Domjan, M.P. (2005). The Essentials of Conditioning & Learning (3rd ed).
Alloway, T., Wilson, G. & Graham, J. (2012). Sniffy the virtual rat lite. Version 3.0..
Texts are on reserve in the library. Further recommended readings will be suggested during lecture time.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The unit will be taught weekly through on-line audio and video recordings of unit topics. These topics will be reviewed in 1 x 1 hr session (two streams available Thursday 1pm-2pm or 2pm-3 pm) in the lecture theatre. There are also four compulsory practical classes (2 hrs each) as listed above.
Lectures: The lectures are designed to introduce students to relevant theories of biopsychology and learning. The reading associated with each lecture topic complements and extends the lecture material. Students should be self-directed in reading and summarising this information, and integrating it with the lectures.
Review Sessions: The review sessions are designed to give all students face-to-face review of the lecture material, with opportunity for question and answer time.
Practicals (tutorials): Practicals examine research and practical applications of the more theoretical material covered in lectures.