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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 1030

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170217

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 1
Study Period 4

Course aim

To introduce students to the methods and concepts of psychology with a focus on the biological basis of behaviour and research design.

Course content

In this course students will be introduced to Psychology as a science, the biological bases of Psychology (including structure and function of the human nervous system and cerebral cortex, states of consciousness, motivation, emotion and learning), research design and ethical research practices, academic literacies appropriate to the discipline of Psychology.

Textbooks

Burton, L, Westen, D & Kowalski 2018, Psychology, 5th Australia, New Zealand Edition, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Milton, QLD

Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 450 words 10% N/A
Critical analysis 2250 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4Y)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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