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This module will support students to build upon the employability skills they acquired from the EDN205 Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience. It is designed to encourage students to become adept at decision making in career planning through completion of the gold and platinum levels of the Swansea Employability Award. Through an extended work placement (WoWee) students will be able to experience how the theories and policies of education are applied in context. Students will develop key transferable employability skills and achieve specific employability competencies through the production of a Personalised Placement Learning Record.
This module provides psychology students with the key skills that are required to succeed in degree level study in the discipline of psychology. This module will provide practical guidance in written and oral communication skills using some of the key historical and conceptual issues in psychology. There is an emphasis on building the skills necessary for independent study such as goal setting, time management, using feedback effectively and engaging with primary source material. In addition personal development planning is an important aspect of the module in order to record and further develop the skills needed for graduate employment. As part of the module students enrol in the Swansea Employability Award (SEA) and complete the bronze level by the end of Semester 2.
The module provides an in depth look at the complex relationship between brain function (from the level of single neurons through to whole brain systems) and behaviour (of humans and other animals). The module will provide a grounding in the basic principles of learning theory and how these are applied in psychology and neuroscience research. We will explore how the brain responds and adapts to the external environment, the how genes and environment interact and the impact this has on brain function and behaviour in the context of stress, obesity, pain and motivation and emotion. We will also look at how recreational drugs affect the brain and what the consequences of drug taking are for human behaviour.