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Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain

Undergraduate | MAQ-COGX1010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-COGX101

Think about brain disorders that can affect memory, reading or higher level cognition. Notice similarities and differences in conditions across cultures. Break down dyslexia and schizophrenia. Process theories about the causes of these conditions.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the characteristic features of a range of delusions and cognitive disorders.
    2. Explain key concepts and theories about the underlying causes of a range of delusions and cognitive disorders. 
    3. Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of competing explanations and theories of a range of delusions and cognitive disorders. 
    4. Critique popular or prejudicial claims about delusions, disorders, and the mind from an informed and evidence-based perspective.

Entry requirements

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-COGX201 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-COGX101 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units): COGS101, COGX101, COGS201, COGX201

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Arts

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