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Biopsychology and Learning

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2236 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX236

Understand the cogs at work behind the learning brain. Cover classical and operant conditioning, social learning and neural mechanisms of learning. Go behind the scenes with studies in areas such as neurophysiology and neurotransmitters.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Biopsychology and Learning

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, a student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles, theories and concepts, and skills in the core topics in biopsychology and learning.
    2. Analyse, critique, and discuss academic writing in topics relating to biopsychology and learning
    3. Communicate a breadth of understanding of topics in biopsychology and learning, including in written mode to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information 
    4. Demonstrate effective application of biopsychology and learning knowledge for positive impact at the foundational level of competency

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX236 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSY236, PSY236
Pre-requisite (PSYC104 or PSYU1104 or PSYX104 or PSYX1104) and (PSYC105 or PSYU1105 or PSYX105 or PSYX1105)
PSYX1101 and PSYX1102 and STAX1103
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYU2236 Biopsychology and Learning

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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