Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.
Planned timetable: 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm Tue
The aim of this module is to explore some of the many physiological and neural systems that modulate patterns of behaviour in a range of species, including humans. It will highlight the importance of integrating information from psychology and neuroscience disciplines in order to further our understanding of how and why animals and humans behave the way they do in different situations. The module will deal with examples of mechanisms across different levels of complexity (from genes to physiology). The module will include lectures and student presentations/journal club discussions based around current research articles in the field and a practical session with hands on experience of a physiological technique.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass PS2002
Weekly contact: 2-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 practical class (x 4 weeks) plus office hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 24
Guided independent study hours: 126
As used by St Andrews: Coursework (including presentation) = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 15%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr K A Spencer
Module teaching staff: Dr K Spencer