2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PSYC3453 Joint Hons/Intercalated Programme: Memory and Language
10 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr Tiina Eilola
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of Level 1 & 2 Medicine or Dentistry MChD or BChD
This module is mutually exclusive with
|PSYC2553||Memory and Language|
Module replacesPSYC3409 (this module is half of the previous 20 credit module)
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe historical and epistemological background to memory research will be introduced, before moving on to explore how different types of information are held in memory, what processes operate during learning and remembering, and how failures of memory can often occur. Representations and processes underlying speech perception, reading, and speech production will be examined. In each case, classic and cutting edge theories and research methods will be critically considered, and links to neuropsychology highlighted. A key feature of the module will be an emphasis on how memory and language representations and processes may be interrelated.
ObjectivesThe module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of research in the fields of memory and language, developing the students' critical understanding of key theoretical and empirical work in these areas.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of classic and recent work in memory and language.
2. Show critical understanding of work on structure, function, and developmental changes in each of these areas.
3. Describe and evaluate key models and research methods in memory and language.
4. Understand how memory and language processes may interact.
5. Be able to explain relevant research in a clear and coherent way that would be accessible to a layperson.
Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the critical analysis of published research, and in literature searching.
Long term memory
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||1.00||1.00|
|Private study hours||77.00|
|Total Contact hours||23.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study4 hours preparation for each lecture: 40 hours
Researching and writing coursework assignments: 21 hours
Preparation for end of semester exam: 16 hours
Successful exam performance and essay performance will require study of lecture notes, slides, and additional reading materials as determined by the module contributors. Demonstration of further independent readings in the coursework essay will be rewarded, provided it is appropriate.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackA mid-module MCQ test will provide feedback to the students on their knowledge and understanding of the topic areas.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||1000-word critical review||50.00|
|In-course MCQ||Formative test to support exam preparation||0.00|
|Assignment||500 words science blog post||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||70.00|
As writing a science blog will be a novel task for most students, they will be given examples of good science blogs for guidance.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||1 hr||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||30.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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