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PDC57193 - The Social Brain

Course Details

Course Summary

Discover key ideas about the importance of our social brain to our very existence! Learn how sociation affects brain development and gain neuroscientific insights to inform your practices. Cozolino's 'Nine things educators need to know about the brain' underpins this online Short Course. Topics addressed include the need for connection between brains to thrive, learning and memory, good stress/bad stress, the brain-body link, and how quality nutrition and sleep are critical to the optimal development of the brain. Learn too about some common neuromyths such as left-right brain (or dominance) theory and use research-based evidence to gain a professionally informed view.

There is no fee associated with this short course - valued at $308.00.  

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
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Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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 35 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

35 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Gain an understanding of key concepts regarding the social brain that can inform practice
  2. Understand the role of stress in brain development and its impacts on learning and memory
  3. Understand how both optimal learning and wellness can concurrently be achieved.


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