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200003 VO Biological Psychology I (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie

Diese Vorlesung ist nur für Studierende mit Zulassung zum Bachelorstudium Psychologie!

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 04.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 22.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 10.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 17.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Wednesday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim: To provide a basic understanding of the biological foundations of human cognition, emotion and behavior.

Contents:
- Basics of neural activity (neurons, glia, action potential, synaptic transmission)
- Neurotransmitter systems
- Structure of the nervous system
- Sensory and motor systems (e.g. central visual system, spinal control of movement)

Method: The contents of chapters 1-14 of the textbook will be presented in lectures.

Assessment and permitted materials

***** Please note: New examination format*****
Due to the change to home- and e-learning, the exams are held as an online examination.

Exam format: A mix of MC and open questions in open-book format. There will be a total of 15 MC questions and 5 open questions. Of these 5 questions, 4 can be answered in a few sentences. The last open question is an "ordinary" long question, as it was asked in the past.

Grading key: It remains unchanged compared to regular presence tests. So there will be a total of 30 points. Each MC question can give you 1 point. For the short open questions 2.5 points per question can be achieved (10 points in total) and for the long question 5 points.

***** Please Note *****

Exam, 25 Multiple Choice Questions, 1 Open Format Question
Exam can be taken in English or German

*****PLEASE NOTE: ALLOWED MATERIALS FOR EXAM*****
Allowed to use for online open book exams: Neuroscience - Exploring the Brain; Bear, Connors, Paradiso, 4th, International edition

IMPORTANT: When answering the open questions, do not copy sentences 1:1 from the book. If you do so, we must classify the exam as a plagiarism.

Update from the 25th of November 2020:
Only the use of the above-mentioned allowed material (textbook Bear et al.) is permitted in the examination, all other sources (lecture notes, other students, internet pages, joint summaries etc.) are explicitely not permitted. If sentences, or paragraphs, are taken directly or even slightly modified (e.g. only 1-2 words in the sentence is changed) from the book without being explicitly cited as a direct or indirect quote (APA-Style) then we must classify the written/open examination as plagiarism.

General information on digital exams can be found in the faculty's own info sheet under: https://ssc-psychologie.univie.ac.at/studium/digitale-pruefungen/

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading key:
1: 27 - 30 Points (90 - 100%)
2: 24 - 26 Points (80 - 89%)
3: 21 - 23 Points (70 - 79%)
4: 18 - 20 Points (60 - 69%)
5: under 18 Points (under 60%)

Examination topics

Chapter 1-14 of the textbook

Reading list

Bear, Connors & Paradiso (2015): Neuroscience - Exploring the brain. 4th edition (Chapters 1 to 14).

Association in the course directory

70221

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