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Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology

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Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology

Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology course online. Biopsychology is also known as Behavioral Neuroscience, Biological Psychology and Psychobiology. It deals with applying the principles of biology when studying the developmental, genetic and physiological modes of human behavior and those of other animals.

Study the relationship between the physical body and psychology at home with this online course. What we feel can very much be affected by anatomy and physiology. Learn how medical disorders, fitness, drugs and environment can affect how a person feels and behaves.

This Advanced Certificate is designed for people who either want to gain knowledge of biopsychology for further studies or those who already have knowledge of psychology, but are limited in their knowledge of biopsychology. They may be a graduate of another course at certificate, diploma or even degree level.

This course is taught by:

Iona Lister
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.

Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.

Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.

She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.

Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.


Success Story - Inspiration at its Best!

Luis, Brazil - Neuropsychology

Luis is such an inspiration to us all.  He is visually impaired but managed to cope with our online distance learning course. He successfully completed his Neuropsychology course, with the help of a software programme called “Jaws”, which is a dedicated screen reader.

Extract from an Interview in the Brazilian Newspaper
"O Municipio" 22nd July, 2017, Sao Joao da Boa Vista

"The local physiotherapist Luis Carlos Pistelli has just graduated in Neuropsychology from the ADL - Academy for Distance Learning, based in London, England. (This is a writer’s mistake; ADL is based in Canterbury). Blind from birth, Pistelli attended the distance course for 1 year, via internet, studying handouts in English, including correspondence with his monitor and performing the tests in that language. He is the first Brazilian student - and the only one so far - to be part of the student body of the school. APPROVED!

Tutor Iona Lister has always ranked Pistelli's results "far above" the average student attendance. She even told me that there were sections of modules that I introduced that she had never seen in 16 years of professional activity." More.....

Luis is now continuing his studies and is completing a further three modules to achieve this Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology.


Course Structure:    Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology VPS004

Choose any 4 modules from the list below:

Core Modules:   These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Biopsychology.

  1. Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
    • Introduction To Biochemistry
    • Lipids and Proteins
    • Enzymes and Hormones
    • Nucleic Acids
    • Thermo-regulation
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism
    • Absorption
    • Acidity and Alkalinity
    • Chemical Analysis
    • Biochemical Applications
  2. Biopsychology I BPS108
    •  Introduction
    •  The Senses
    • The Nervous System
    • The Endocrine System
    • Stress
    • Emotions
    • Consciousness
  3. Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
    • Cells & Tissues
    • The Skeleton
    • The Muscular System
    • The Nervous System
    • Digestion & Excretion
    • Physiological Systems
  4. Biopsychology II BPS204
    • Evolution, genetics and experience
    • Research methods in biopsychology
    • Brain damage
    • Recovery from brain damage
    • Drug dependence and the brain
    •  Memory
    • Language
  5. Neuropsychology BPS306
    • Foundations of Neuropsychology
    • Neurophysiology
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Laterality and Callosal Syndromes
    • Cognition, Personality and Emotion
    • Perception Disorders
    • Motor Disorders
    • Language
    • Dementia
    • Neurodevelopment
  6. Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
    • Introduction: A history of the use and misuse of drugs in society
    • Effects of drugs on the individual and society
    • Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
    • Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
    • Legally restricted drugs: Steroids
    • Legal drugs: Alcohol
    • Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents
    • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
    • Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
    • Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
    • Treatment and preventative education

 Note:  each module in the Certificate In Biopsychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

 This course is accredited by ACCPH and allows you to join as a professional member after completion. Membership allows you to add the letters MACCPH after your name (post-nominals).

Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours400
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeVPS004
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 4 Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits40 Credits
US Course Credit Hours12 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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