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PSY2301 Biological Psychology

Name of study programme

Biological Psychology

ECTS credits


Academic level and organisation of the study programme

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This course provides a thorough introduction to the biological and psychophysiological foundations of psychological processes. 

Learning outcomes

Knowledge (upon completion of the course, the student will gain in-depth knowledge of the following points):

  • The brain: basics of structure and role
  • The nervous and endocrine systems
  • Sensory systems: general principles and vision
  • The control of movement
  • Learning and memory
  • Emotion
  • Pain
  • Stress and coping
  • Motivation
  • Drugs and addiction
  • Mental dysfunction and disorder: the underlying biological factors
Skills (upon completion of the course the student will be able to):
  • Describe, explain and discuss the significance of relevant genetic, neural, cellular, and psychophysiological basics of the above mentioned processes and functions.
  • Be able to produce and report research projects within Biological Psychology.


General competence (upon completion of the course the student will be able to):
  • Increase understanding of the relationship between biological factors and psychological functions and processes.
  • Increase the ability of scientific thinking.


Required prerequisites

Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis. A minimum of 90 ECTS credits within Psychology is  required.

Teaching and working methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and practical exercises
  • Self- Study
  • Guidance

Assessment, examination and grading

Coursework requirements

  • Multiple choice term paper 
  • Individual or group project work 

Form of assessment 

4-hour written exam.