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Introduction to Psychology: Biological Psychology

Monash University via FutureLearn

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Overview

Explore the intriguing world of biological psychology

On this course, you’ll explore a fascinating branch of psychology, which looks at the connection between behaviour and human biological functions, in particular, the nervous system.

You’ll examine the role that genetics, heredity, genetic disorders, the nervous system and the brain and spinal cord plays in shaping our bodies and behaviour.

You’ll also investigate the role that neurotransmitters and heritable diseases play in our behaviour and you’ll leave the course with your own unique perspectives on some of the most biological psychology research.

This introductory course is for anyone interested in psychology - you don’t need any past experience.

It might be of particular use to learners who have already completed a Bachelor degree in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their science and research skills.

Complete this course, then the program

This course is part of the Introduction to Psychology Program, based on the first unit of Monash University’s fully online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (GDP).

Learners who successfully complete the seven courses in the Program and who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will receive one unit of academic credit.

Taught by

Assoc Prof Matthew Mundy

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Myette M
5.0 6 months ago
Myette is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
What an amazing course! I learned a lot and discovered many topics I haven't even heard of before! The course mentors were absolutely wonderful and it always brings me great joy to communicate with people who are passionate about what they do - it makes learning so much easier! I also loved the additional resources and videos to further my understanding of topics which really helped!

Thank you so much for presenting quality knowledge for free. Knowledge is power!
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Anonymous
5.0 6 months ago
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I think that this course gives everyone an encouraging first step into the world of Biological Psychology. I just love that there is a space for discussion, where we can share our thoughts, get feedback from the mentors and also see what other learners are thinking about particular subject.
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The course was informative and organised in a clear way. I liked that this course included mentors who answered questions and gave extra information.
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