2014 unit code: NEU30003 (formerly HET631)
Please note that unit codes are changing from 2014.
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||5 Hours per Week|
|Prerequisites||HET527 Sleep and Attentionor HET528 Higher Cortical Functions or HET227 Neurophysiology or HET219 Neurological Monitoring or equivalent.|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Psychophysiology) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Psychophysiology).
Aims and objectivesProvide an understanding of the psychophysiology of emotional processes, affective and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and the processes of normal and abnormal aging.
- Emotional processes: psychophysiological correlates of emotional processes.
- Psychopathology: psychophysiology of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform and dissociative disorders, substance abuse and organic disorders.
- Schizophrenia: biological factors, including biochemical abnormalities and brain imaging studies, information processing abnormalities, behavioural measures, models of the disorder and therapeutic approaches.
- Aging: psychophysiology of normal aging in the brain, and in the dementias.
Reading materialsKolb, B & Whishaw, IQ, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 3rd edn, Freeman, New York, 1990.
Kandel, ER, Schwarz, JH & Jessell, TM, Principles of Neural Science, 3rd edn, Prentice-Hall, London, 1991.