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Biopsychology II Course Online

Why Study this Biopsychology II Course?

If you are looking to deepen your understanding on biopsychology, or you loved biopsychology I but still want to widen your knowledge more, then this is the course is the one you are looking for! This online biopsychology II course will help you learn the research methods to understand the function of the nervous system and behavior, the causes of brain damage and the pattern used in recovery, the memory structures, and the effects of drugs on the brain, and the different models of language localization.

Biological Psychology Course Online

Broaden your understanding of physiological (including genetic) influences on brain process, (such as memory), and human behaviour.  A stand alone course that complements Biopsychology I, however a wider perspective is acquired by studying the same course.

Course Aims:

  • Understand how evolution, genetics and experience influence behaviour and individual differences.
  • Discuss methods of research used to understand the functioning of the nervous system and behaviour.
  • Explain different causes of brain damage and the resultant effects on brain functioning.
  • Understand neuro-plasticity from the perspective of development, learning and recovery from brain damage.
  • Delineate the effects of drugs on the CNS and to explain biopsychological theories of addiction and reward systems in the brain.
  • Describe memory structures in the brain, theories of memory storage and evidence from different types of amnesia.
  • Describe different models of language localisation and to evaluate evidence for these models.

Course Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Evolution, Genetics and Experience
    • What is biopsychology
    • The organism’s genetic endowment, experience and perception.
    • Adaptation
    • Behavioural genetics
    • The nature nurture debate
    • The human genome
    • Benefits of genetic research
    • Critical policy and ethical issues
  2. Research Methods in Biopsychology
    • Behavioural genetics
    • Methods of investigating the brain: insvasive and non invasive
    • Localisation of function
    • Neuroanatomical techniques
    • Psychophysiological measures
    • Other methods
    • Lesions
  3. Brain Damage
    • Causes of brain damage
    • Frontal lobe damage
    • Damage to other areas and effects
    • Types of brain damage
    • Case study : Phineas Gage
    • Case study: diagnosing epilepsy
    • Case study -Alzeimer’s disease
  4. Recovery from Brain Damage
    • Neuro plasticity
    • Stages of recovery: unresponsiveness, early responses, agitated and confused, higher level responses,
    • Case study: Parkinson’s disease
    • Parkinsons disease symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, stages, etc
    • Drug treatments for parlinson’s disease
    • Complimentary and supportive therapies for Parkinson’s disease
    • Coping with Parkinson’s disease
    • Terminology
  5. Drug Dependence and the Brain
    • Drugs
    • Definitions
    • Effects of illegal drugs
    • Other drugs: steroids, barbituates, etc
    • Physiological and psychological effects of drugs: illicits, stimulants
    • Addiction: how drugs work in the brain
    • Central nervous system
  6. Memory
    • Models of memory: multistore model, eorking memory model, levels of processing model
    • Levels of processing model
    • Amnesia and types of amnesia
    • Case study: traumatic amnesia
    • Case study: Korsakoff’s syndrome (Alcohol amnesic syndrome)
  7. Language
    • The brain and language
    • Paul Broca
    • Carl Wernicke
    • Aphasia and Diphasia
    • Apraxia

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Biopsychology II Course?

    If you are looking to deepen your understanding on biopsychology, or you loved biopsychology I but still want to widen your knowledge more, then this is the course is the one you are looking for! This online biopsychology II course will help you learn the research methods to understand the function of the nervous system and behavior, the causes of brain damage and the pattern used in recovery, the memory structures, and the effects of drugs on the brain, and the different models of language localization.

    Biological Psychology Course Online

    Broaden your understanding of physiological (including genetic) influences on brain process, (such as memory), and human behaviour.  A stand alone course that complements Biopsychology I, however a wider perspective is acquired by studying the same course.

    Course Aims:

    • Understand how evolution, genetics and experience influence behaviour and individual differences.
    • Discuss methods of research used to understand the functioning of the nervous system and behaviour.
    • Explain different causes of brain damage and the resultant effects on brain functioning.
    • Understand neuro-plasticity from the perspective of development, learning and recovery from brain damage.
    • Delineate the effects of drugs on the CNS and to explain biopsychological theories of addiction and reward systems in the brain.
    • Describe memory structures in the brain, theories of memory storage and evidence from different types of amnesia.
    • Describe different models of language localisation and to evaluate evidence for these models.

    Course Structure

    There are 7 lessons in this course:

    1. Evolution, Genetics and Experience
      • What is biopsychology
      • The organism’s genetic endowment, experience and perception.
      • Adaptation
      • Behavioural genetics
      • The nature nurture debate
      • The human genome
      • Benefits of genetic research
      • Critical policy and ethical issues
    2. Research Methods in Biopsychology
      • Behavioural genetics
      • Methods of investigating the brain: insvasive and non invasive
      • Localisation of function
      • Neuroanatomical techniques
      • Psychophysiological measures
      • Other methods
      • Lesions
    3. Brain Damage
      • Causes of brain damage
      • Frontal lobe damage
      • Damage to other areas and effects
      • Types of brain damage
      • Case study : Phineas Gage
      • Case study: diagnosing epilepsy
      • Case study -Alzeimer’s disease
    4. Recovery from Brain Damage
      • Neuro plasticity
      • Stages of recovery: unresponsiveness, early responses, agitated and confused, higher level responses,
      • Case study: Parkinson’s disease
      • Parkinsons disease symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, stages, etc
      • Drug treatments for parlinson’s disease
      • Complimentary and supportive therapies for Parkinson’s disease
      • Coping with Parkinson’s disease
      • Terminology
    5. Drug Dependence and the Brain
      • Drugs
      • Definitions
      • Effects of illegal drugs
      • Other drugs: steroids, barbituates, etc
      • Physiological and psychological effects of drugs: illicits, stimulants
      • Addiction: how drugs work in the brain
      • Central nervous system
    6. Memory
      • Models of memory: multistore model, eorking memory model, levels of processing model
      • Levels of processing model
      • Amnesia and types of amnesia
      • Case study: traumatic amnesia
      • Case study: Korsakoff’s syndrome (Alcohol amnesic syndrome)
    7. Language
      • The brain and language
      • Paul Broca
      • Carl Wernicke
      • Aphasia and Diphasia
      • Apraxia

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      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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