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Undergraduate | LTU-PSY1BAM | 2024

Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind

Course information for 2024 intake

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Start dates
8 Jan 2024,
4 Mar 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply an understanding of the biological and cognitive basis of psychological science and demonstrate awareness of the basic processes underpinning these perspectives.
    2. Identify appropriate information sources and prepare a logical and well supported argument based upon the current research literature.
    3. Interpret evidence to prepare and present a persuasive argument in a team.
    4. Apply ethical guidelines governing appropriate academic conduct.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PSY1PYA (Psychology 1A), PSY1PSA (Psychology Studies A), PSY1EFP (Experimental Foundations of Psychological Science) or PSY11PSA (Psychology Studies A) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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