Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course explored the link between behaviour and human biology, and considered how genes and the environment influence human behaviour.
2 weeks, 6 hours per week
Associate Professor and Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences
- Explore the role of genes in normal behaviour.
- Interpret examples of heritable diseases affecting behaviour (e.g. Fragile X syndrome).
- Assess the critical importance of the environment in shaping behaviour.
- Identify the major divisions of the nervous system and major neural systems.
- Identify neural system cell types and describe their functions, including how resting potential becomes an action potential.
- Compare the role of synapses in communication within the nervous system.
- Explain the roles of neurotransmitters in behaviour.
- Identify the endocrine system, the major glands and the role of hormones in regulating bodily functions.
- Introduction to genetics
- Heredity and genetic disorders
- Specific genetic disorders
- The nervous system
- The brain and spinal cord
Issued on 11th August 2020
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