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Unit description

Explores how we change and grow from conception to death. Development is viewed as a lifelong process that can be studied scientifically across three developmental domains: physical, cognitive and psychosocial. Students will learn how to think critically about some of the significant changes that occur across an individual’s lifespan and become familiar with the important theories relating to those changes.

Unit content

  1. Biological processes, physical development and health lifespan perspective
  2. Cognitive processes and development
  3. Socioemotional processes and development / Psychosocial development
  4. Social contexts of development
  5. Endings
  6. Exploring, examining, and understanding development across the lifespan

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1examine key concepts and theories across the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of development
2discuss significant changes that occur across an individual's lifespan in the domains of cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development
3analyse issues and research related to contemporary challenges across the lifespan
4apply developmental theories to scenarios across the lifespan to promote self-management

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. examine key concepts and theories across the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of development
  2. discuss significant changes that occur across an individual's lifespan in the domains of cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development
  3. analyse issues and research related to contemporary challenges across the lifespan
  4. apply developmental theories to scenarios across the lifespan to promote self-management

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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