The Brain as the Physiological Context for Memory and Learning - PDC59640




50 hours

The brain is the physiological dimension where memory and learning functions occur. Participants are introduced to neurobiology and, broadly, to what is known about the physiological interactions and inter-dependencies within the brain and between the brain and the other parts of the nervous system. The main parts and functions of the nervous system are introduced, including the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System. This online Short Course also provides overviews of the known functions of the neuron and the synapse, neural pathways, cortical regions, neurotransmitters and the limbic system.

The fee for this short course will be $396.00.

Standard Course Structure


50 hours

    1. Describe and explain in broad terms the fundamentals of the physiology of the brain
    2. Describe and explain the broad structures and functions of the nervous system.


    Online Quiz

    There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is relevant to anyone involved in education who would like to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices.

    This course provides Professional Development for education professionals.

    Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 50 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

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