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.
- 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.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define the stages in human development and explain major theories||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||explain the significance of appropriate exercise, key nutrients and environmental risks for maternal, foetal and infant health||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||review changes in major systems from early childhood through adolescence and consider physical activity levels, training regimes and injury risks||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the neurological development in adolescents and young adults in relation to challenges common to this life-stage||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||review changes during early, middle and late adulthood and consider health in relation to physical activity, diet and training||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||outline developmental issues associated with congenital and acquired disabilities and analyse evidence associated with physical activity and exercise in mitigating functional decline||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|7||identify different types of research studies investigating the effect of exercise, physical activity and lifestyle choices on developmental outcomes.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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