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Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology (BSc) (Discontinued)


    Title Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology (BSc)
    Course Code B1317; B1317A
    Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
    Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
    Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
    Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology
    Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
    Professional Accreditation Students who wish to proceed to 4th and later years of study in psychology and/or be eligible for professional registration must minimally complete four extra core units: PSY101, PSY285, PSY286, and PSY391, mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Details are included in the structure of the minor.
    Excluded Double Majors Psychology
    Excluded Minors Neuroscience
    Fees

    Go to the Tuition Fee Calculator for this course for the following Student Types:

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Full fee paying - commenced any year

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2014

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2015 to 2017

    Course Plans

    For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

    Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

    Course Structure - 72 credit points

    Part I - 24 credit points

    Year 1 - 24 credit points

    Transition Unit - 3 credit points

    BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

    MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY172 Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Part II - 48 credit points

    University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

    Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Year 2 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

    BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

    Primary Major in Chiropractic Science, Exercise Physiology, Movement Science, or Sport and Health Science:

    BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

    Select from the Research Skills Unit List recommended for each major. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Research Skills Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY297 Psychology: Sensation and Perception - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Year 3 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

    BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

    Primary major in Chiropractic Science, Movement Science, Sport and Health Science:

    BSC306 Research and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

    Select from the Research Skills Unit List recommended for each major. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Research Skills Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY389 Psychology: Drugs and Dependence - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY396 Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Research Skills Unit List

    Animal Health Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Animal Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Crop and Pasture Science

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Biological Sciences Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO377 Marine Ecology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal

    CHE207 Chemical Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Conservation and Wildlife Biology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO377 Marine Ecology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    ENV328 Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    SUS305 Economics of Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external

    COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    ENV332 Managing Wetlands and Water - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Environmental Management and Sustainability Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS353 Statistical Design and Data Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENV332 Managing Wetlands and Water - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    SUS305 Economics of Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal, W-external

    COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENV241 Ecology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Environmental Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    ENV334 Environmental Restoration - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 60 places), S1-external (quota of 60 places)

    ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Marine Science Major

    ICT158 Introduction to Information Systems - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ICT159 Foundations of Programming - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO309 Omics Technologies and Bioinformatics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO311 Interactive Data Analytics and Visualisation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ENV241 Ecology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENV328 Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Biomedical Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places)

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Clinical Laboratory Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places)

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Genetics and Molecular Biology Major

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: W-internal

    BMS211 Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BMS327 Diagnostic Genomics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 30 places), S2-internal (quota of 30 places)

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    BIO359 Forensic DNA Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places)

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Chemistry Major

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    CHE309 Advanced Projects in Chemistry and Mineral Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Physics and Nanotechnology Major

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS222 Probability and Statistical Inference - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ICT289 Computer Graphics Principles and Programming - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ICT283 Data Structures and Abstractions - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    ENG207 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    ICT319 Intelligent Systems - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Mathematics and Statistics Major

    MAS220 Mathematical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS222 Probability and Statistical Inference - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ICT283 Data Structures and Abstractions - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS352 Time Series Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ICT373 Software Architectures - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    ICT374 Operating Systems and Systems Programming - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Engineering Technology Major

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

    BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Mineral Science Major

    ENG255 Chemical Process Kinetics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

    BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

    ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Marine Biology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points
    Not available this year

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 70 places), S2-external (quota of 20 places)

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Additional Professional Registration Requirements

    Students who wish to proceed to fourth and later years of study and/or be eligible for professional registration must complete the following three units mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. These can be taken as part of a Social and Developmental Psychology minor.

    PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY286 Psychology: Human Development - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Entry into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology or Honours (fourth year of study) is only permitted for students who have completed an accredited three-year sequence. The minimum entry standard is a Credit average over all Psychology units completed in the preceding three year sequence.

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