Core Module Information
Module title: Biological Foundations of Behaviour

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY08103
Module leader: Duncan Carmichael
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Compare and contrast a range of research approaches and methodologies used in biological psychology research.

LO2: Identify key structures within the central nervous system and relate their functions to psychological processes such as motivation, sleep, perception, and memory.

LO3: Develop the skills required to conduct psychophysiological experiments and write up the findings in the style of an academic research report.

LO4: Explain the process of participant recruitment for psychology research, and reflect on the researcher-participant relationship in close relation to ethics.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Duncan Carmichael
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 9
Online Guided independent study 164
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 45 1~3 11 , WORDS= 2000 words
Class Test 45 1~2 13 HOURS= 1.5 hours
Reflective Log 10 4 6 , WORDS= 500 words
Component 1 subtotal: 55
Component 2 subtotal: 45
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY08103 Biological Foundations of Behaviour 2020-21