BIOPSYCHOLOGY II – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

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: invasive 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 -Alzheimer's disease 4. Recovery from Brain Damage • Neuroplasticity • Stages of recovery: unresponsiveness, early responses, agitated and confused, higher level responses, • Case study: Parkinson's disease • Parkinson's disease symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, stages, etc • Drug treatments for Parkinson'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, barbiturates, etc • Physiological and psychological effects of drugs: illicit, stimulants • Addiction: how drugs work in the brain • Central nervous system 6. Memory • Models of memory: multistore model, working 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 Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/BIOPSYCHOLOGY-II-BPS204-488.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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