The aim of this unit is to extend student knowledge and understanding of key psychobiological theories and research. It also explores the psychobiological bases of behaviour. Topics covered in this unit of study include: anatomy of the brain and nervous system; neural transmission; psychobiological research methods; psychobiology of ingestive behaviour and the brain-gut axis; neuro-endocrine systems (hormones);homeostasis, somatisation and pain; drug addiction and reward circuits in the brain; psychobiology of emotions, stress and mental illness.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):