PSYC 2703 Foundations of Biological Psychology | UNB

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Foundations of Biological Psychology

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Psychology PSYC 2703 Three (3) credit hours

This course will introduce students to basic neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy in humans and other animals. It will cover the methods used to study fundamental processes underlying neural development, function, and communication. By the end of the course, students will understand how the nervous system is able to produce and control a wide variety of behaviours, including those involved in vision, hearing, touch, memory, and language.

Instructor: Dr. Veronica Whitford (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor

Why take this course?

  • Course content will be of great interest to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the psychological sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, medical sciences, and health care areas.
  • The format of the course allows students to work through a learning environment at their own pace, at a time that is convenient for them, wherever they are (e.g., home, work, other).
  • The course fulfills three of the 12 required credits in foundations courses toward a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.
  • The course is a pre-requisite for all upper-level neuroscience-related courses offered in the Psychology Department (e.g., Physiological Psychology, Experimental Human Neuropsychology).

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 10 x Short-answer assignments (20% total; each worth 2%)
  • 3 x Exams (80% total)
    • Exam 1 = invigilated, 20%
    • Exam 2 = invigilated, 20%
    • Exam 3 = invigilated, 40%
  • Bonus reports (2% total)

The exam(s) for this course will be invigilated on an approved date using Respondus e-proctoring software (LockDown Browser only - no webcam required).

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.