Module Title: Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology Module Code: PL3S101 Assignment Title: Outline the case; evaluate the methods used in the investigation. Also, critically review the contribution of the study to our understanding of both the observed dysfunction and to the normal function of the cognitive process under consideration. Assignment Number and Type: Coursework 1: Case Study Alternative Assignment (if applicable): Learning outcomes assessed: 1. Discuss critically the relationship between evolutionary processes and the behaviour of social species and discuss critically theories of and issues in human cognitive neuropsychology. 1. 2. 2. Demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of advanced issues in biological psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. Tutor Tutor Office Hour: Tutor Email: Assignment submission: Submit electronically via Turnitin Feedback: Your case study grade and feedback Weighting: 40% Limits: 2000 words (plus or minus 10%) References need not be included in word count Marking Criteria and Guidance These are areas specific to this coursework. However, you should remember that the normal criteria related to clear presentation/structure, English and referencing still apply to this work. Areas Specific to Case Coursework Pass Good Excellent Appreciation of the case under consideration Clear description of case Description of case in the context of other relevant cases Critical description of case in the context of other relevant cases Understanding the baseline measures used in the case Clear description of measures used Discussion of measures in relation to the relevant disorder Critical discussion of measures in relation to the relevant disorder Discussion of disorder specific tests/findings Analytical discussion of the methods and findings from the disorder specific tests Analytical discussion of the methods and findings from the disorder specific tests using appropriate examples from the literature Analytical discussion of the methods and findings from the disorder specific tests using appropriate examples from the most recent literature Theoretical Background Critical analysis of the debates in the relevant theoretical area supported by clear examples from the literature Critical analysis of the debates in the relevant theoretical area supported by clear examples from the most recent literature Sophisticated critical analysis of the debates in the relevant theoretical area supported by clear examples from the most recent literature Contribution to the understanding of the disorder Critical appreciation of the relationship between the findings in this case and those in the relevant literature Critical appreciation of the relationship between the findings in this case and those in the most recent relevant literature Advanced critical appreciation of the relationship between the findings in this case and those in the most recent relevant literature Contribution to the wider understanding of relevant cognitive processes Evidence based analysis of the contribution of this case to the current debates regarding the cognitive processes under consideration Evidenced based critical analysis of the contribution of this case to the current debates regarding the cognitive processes under consideration Evidence based sophisticated critical analysis of the contribution of this case to the most recent debates regarding the cognitive processes under consideration Grading of Summative Assessments: (This information is standard and taken directly from the course handbook for the current year) Marking criteria define what will be considered by a lecturer in order to make a judgment on the correct grade for your submitted work. Each element of assessed work will be marked and graded according to the following table of grades: Code Grade (%) Description Honours degree equivalent Edexcel equivalent 70-100 Pass First Distinction 60-69.9 Pass Upper Second Merit 50-59.9 Pass Lower second Pass 40-49.9 Pass Third Pass F1 <40 Fail; a narrow failure (compensatable) Fail Fail F2 <30 Fail; a clear failure (not compensatable except for level 4 students) Fail Fail The grade for a module will be calculated on the basis of grades for its elements averaged according to their weightings. How to Submit Work You should ensure you understand how to submit any assessments and clarify this with the module tutor if necessary. Submission may include on-line submission, submitting to the Faculty Office or in another designated area, such as a studio. The majority of Psychology work is submitted online via Turnitin on the relevant Blackboard site. Please ensure you complete the appropriate information (usually a coversheet) and submit this with your assessment and receive a receipt that acts as your proof of submission. Feedback on your Work The purpose of feedback is to help you understand how you can improve your work in future. Feedback doesn t just happen at the end of the module, or when you have submitted a piece of assessment. It happens continuously throughout your course and in a variety of ways. Feedback can be very informal, such as a verbal comment from your lecturer on how you well you have done in a class-based activity. This is called formative feedback. It doesn t contribute to your module mark, but this feedback helps you to understand what you need to do to succeed in your assessed work. You ll get more formal written or verbal feedback on your assessed work called summative feedback within 20 working days of submission. This may seem like a long time to wait, but please remember that your lecturers have lots of other duties as well as marking, such as teaching other modules, research and administration. When you receive feedback, whether it is formal or informal, written or verbal, you should always consider it very carefully as it will help you to achieve even better results next time. How we Mark There are several safeguards in place to give you confidence that your work is being marked fairly, and that your marks are equitable with other courses at the University and across the UK. After your lecturer has marked your work, a double marking and moderation process takes place, whereby coursework is checked by a second marker. This ensures that the marks which have been awarded are fair. Finally, an External Examiner from another University also checks the work and verifies that the grades awarded are on a par with those at other Universities. Referencing The University of South Wales uses the Harvard system of referencing as its standard and there are a number of workshops and online guides on this for students. However, given the fact that we have a professional body with different requirements, you will be learning American Psychological Association (APA) format instead. Information about APA referencing will be introduced and revised throughout your course. However for more help (or if you have just forgotten something), this link provides excellent tutorials: http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx Extenuating Circumstances If you are experiencing difficulties or Extenuating Circumstances, whether these are personal or academic, and these are affecting your ability to study, please make the Advice Centre your first port of call. If you are being taught at a Partner College or through a franchise course, please contact your college in the first instance if you have queries. Details of each campus advice centre can be found at: http://unilife.southwales.ac.uk/pages/3024-advice-centres Reassessment Arrangements You are responsible for informing yourself for submitting work for assessment as required and on time, and for attending examinations and other formal assessment events. There are very clear regulations on late submissions and on what happens if you fail assignments or modules at the end of the year. Start here for details and follow the links if you require more information: http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/onlineresults/grade/results/ For a full list of the relevant regulations follow this link: http://asaqs.southwales.ac.uk/regulationstaughtcourses/ If you have a valid reason for missing an assignment then you should contact the Campus Advice Centre about making a claim for extenuating circumstances. More information about extenuating circumstances can be found above.