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Unit of Study OCCU2005 Lifespan Development and Occupational Transitions (2023)

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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:

discuss the key elements of lifespan development and explain how these relate to occupational performance

analyse the dynamic process of occupational role acquisition, transition and loss across the lifespan

analyse the important issues influencing occupations and occupational role performance across the lifespan

describe how culture influences lifespan development and occupational transitions

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Case study60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Case study60%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Sigelman, C, De George, L, Cunial, K & Rider, E, 2019, Life Span Human Development , 3rd edn, Cengage Learning Australia, Australia. ISBN: 9780170415910.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

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