Brain and Behaviour

Course code 73211

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the basic structure and function of the brain in the context of human behaviour. The physiology and anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems are examined and related to other psychological fields.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Topics covered include

  • the history of neuroscience
  • neuroanatomy
  • neurophysiology and the cells of the central nervous system
  • vision and hearing
  • alcoholism
  • disorders of sleep
  • ingestive behaviour; and
  • neurophysiological disorders such as dyslexia, memory deficits, brain damage and strokes


Students must have access to the internet to perform the online test during a specified time period.

To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.


50% In-course

50% Examination

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

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