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Dr. Pieter Rossouw looks at our genetic heritage and the role of neurones and glia in the social brain. In this unit you will learn about the human genome and how both ‘nature’ and ‘nurture’ play vital roles in shaping our brains and our responses to the world around us. You will also discover the basics of the neural system of the brain and the glial system, it’s development trajectory, and how the combination of these systems make up the most sophisticated system known to us – our amazing brain.

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CE/PD points: 1 unit (1 hour)


  • Pieter Rossouw†

    MClin Psych, PhD, MAPS, MCClin, QCA, IACN

    Pieter Rossouw†

    †Prof Pieter J Rossouw 1955 – 2018 (MClin Psych, PhD, MAPS, MCClin, QCA, IACN) was the Founding Director of Mediros Clinical Solutions, The BRAINGro Institute and The Neuropsychotherapy Institute – companies that provide training and conduct research in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy. Pieter also served as a Professor in Education at Central Queensland University (CQU) and the President of The International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy (IACN). Pieter had been in private practice for 30 years. Pieter specialised in Neuropsychotherapy and was an expert in trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. He had published 6 Scientific Books and 70 scientific articles. Pieter literally wrote the book on Neuropsychotherapy, it's theoretical underpinnings and clinical applications, which was published in 2014.