PSYC469-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Special Topic

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Special Topic

Special Topic: Human & Animal Neuropsychology

The course focuses on various CNS disorders. It spans both clinical and experimental perspectives. Neuropsychology is the broad study of the relations between brain function and behaviour. It embraces the functional activity of the normal brain, but the majority of evidence derives from the “behavioural expression of brain dysfunction.” When restricted to humans, this work overlaps the domains of “clinical neuropsychology” and “human experimental neuropsychology.”

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should:
1. Be familiar with current knowledge of some key human neurological conditions that impact psychological experience.
2. Have an understanding of relevant methodologies, including brain imaging, and the process of conducting research in this field.
3. Be able to critically assess research papers in the field.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

John Dalrymple-Alford


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Outline of a research proposal 20%
Specific research topic: Seminar and associated essay 30%
Summary of a Research Paper 20%
Final Examination (THREE hours) 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Relevant readings will be provided or sourced by students.  

Carlson, N. Physiology of Behavior (various editions) is useful general background for those with no prior experience in Biological Psychology.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC469 Occurrences

  • PSYC469-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022