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Biological Psychology

  • Duration: Full semester
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 10 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 October

About the course

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



To view the curriculum for PSY2301 Biological Psychology, please search here. Do notice that the curriculum might not be ready until a few weeks prior to the official semester start.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Learning outcome

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.

Admission requirements

Required prerequisites

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

Please contact the international office for more information about this course

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Free for exchange students