Psychology and Psychophysiology

Understanding the brain’s response can be a question of psychology.

We understand psychophysiology is crucial to helping us understand cognitive processes including attention, memory and judgment. That’s why we offer psychology psychophysiology courses at Swinburne.

Our psychophysiology courses are an opportunity to explore the intersection of psychology with cognitive and behavioural neurosciences. We provide an understanding of the physiological processes relevant to psychology. These include neurophysiology, physiological responses to sleep and brain disorders. You’ll also examine the biological recording technology related to the study of cognition and behaviour. Developing analytical and research skills is also a strong component of this course.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in hospitals, universities and research institutes.

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Become a psychologist


At Swinburne, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Our APAC-accredited degrees support the path to becoming a fully registered psychologist, as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Psychology and psychophysiology professional placement student Isabella Close stands in front of St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne.

Student story


Meet psychology and psychophysiology student Isabella. She's completing a professional placement at St Vincent's Hospital as a trainee medical scientist.

Throughout her placement in the Neurophysiology and Respiratory Medicine departments, she's been performing hands-on procedures and even observing brain surgery.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Access Swinburne's neuroimaging facility.

Access Swinburne's neuroimaging facility

Situated in the Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne researchers have access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) machines among other state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and capabilities.

Psychology and psychophysiology courses

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