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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dianne Sheppard


The Honours year in behavioural neuroscience aims to increase students' understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research, develop their analytic, research and communication skills, as well as providing students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of the discipline including laboratory techniques and other research-related skills. In this unit students completed the Research Design and Analysis coursework component. It involves attending a lecture series and associated workshops that are designed to expand the students' knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistical procedures used by neuroscientists and psychologists in research.


On completion of BNS4200 Behavioural Neuroscience Honours Research Design and Analysis unit, students will:

  1. understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of research project,

  1. be proficient in the use of advanced univariate and multivariate statistical procedures relevant to psychology,

  1. be proficient in the use of the SPSS software package for statistical analysis and data-base storage and manipulation

  1. have the capability to pursue research-related postgraduate studies in behavioural neuroscience.


One short answer and multiple choice exam: 100%
Satisfactory participation in the SPSS workshop: hurdle requirement

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Dianne Sheppard

Contact hours

2 Hours/week of lectures (for 13 weeks in semester 1): 10 hours SPSS computer workshops mid year



Must be enrolled in the Honours degree of Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: