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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Explores the development of human function across the lifespan with a particular focus on the influence of physical activity and exercise through teacher-directed activities and problem-based learning.

Unit content

  • Definitions and theories of human development.
  • Pregnancy, pre and postnatal and infant development. Maternal changes during pregnancy.
  • Early and middle childhood and adolescence: influences on individual development.
  • Life-stage challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.
  • Use it or lose it: changes during early and middle adulthood.
  • The role of physical activity and exercise in the promotion of mental and physical health in people with congenital and acquired disabilities.
  • Late adulthood: theories of ageing and healthy ageing.
  • Late adulthood: individual differences and the role of physical activity related to age and pathology.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book40%
Recorded Powerpoint Presentation30%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book40%
Recorded Powerpoint Presentation30%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book40%
Recorded Powerpoint Presentation30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.