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Understanding the Brain and Behaviour


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The human brain is fascinating in its complexity. If you’d like to gain an understanding of the brain and behaviour to apply bio-psychological principles in the areas of childcare, aged-care, business, health, fitness and technology this course is ideal professional development for you.

Understanding the Brain and Behaviour is an online professional development program that will explore the human mind, brain and behaviour and provide an insight into the functions of the human brain.

In this online biopsychology course, you will gain an understanding of the human brain, brain anatomy and behaviour, brain chemistry and electronics and the biology and neurology of learning and memory. You will also discover the neuropsychology of brain damage, as well as the applications of neuropsychological research in the areas of business, technology and fitness and health.

On completion of this course, you will have gained an understanding of the function of the human mind, brain and behaviour and it’s applications in research across a variety of industries.

Course Structure

Unit: Understanding the Brain and Behaviour

  • Biology of the brain
  • Biopsychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Mind-brain problem
  • Brain studies
  • Identity theory
  • Brain structure
  • Normal brain function
  • Brain plasticity
  • Brain development
  • Brain chemistry
  • Neurochemistry
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Neurons
  • Neurotransmitters and behaviour
  • Drugs and neurotransmitters
  • Neurology of learning
  • Memory
  • Brain damage
  • Brain lesions
  • Cerebral disorders
  • Pathology of brain injury
  • Brain functioning tests
  • Treatment of brain damage
  • Neuropsychological research
  • Assessment and rehabilitation
  • Brain studies and children
  • Aged Care
  • Business applications
  • Health and fitness
  • Technology


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:

  • Counsellors
  • Community Service Workers
  • Managers
  • Child Care Workers
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only