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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: PSY1001 Module Title: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF PSYCHOLOGY 1
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.101(BIO)
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: SAUSENG P Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Runs once per academic year

Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)  
1 coursework essay (1200 words)
1 90 minute MCQ examination

Module Overview

All other Level 1 Psychology modules are co-requisites

Module Aims

The module aims to provide:

  • Understanding of the relationship between behaviour and biology 
  • Knowledge of the important principles and methodology of neuroscience
Learning Outcomes


Module Content

Topics covered:

  • Brain and behaviour : Introduction to neuroscience Anatomy of the nervous system
  • Neural conduction and synaptic transmission
  • Research methods in neuroscience.
  • Principles of sensory systems : organisation and information processing
Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures and revision sessions. This module may only be taken on a full-time basis. 

Selected Texts/Journals

Recommended text will be discussed in the first lecture.

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