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HS1003 - Lifespan Development for Health A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject introduces students to the concept of lifespan development. Physical, cognitive and psychosocial development are examined in relation to major theorists and stages of human development from birth through to death. Socio-cultural aspects in relation to multi-culturalism and health and well-being are explored. Major topics will include: biological beginnings, infancy, early childhood, middle and late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle and late adulthood, and end-of-life.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine and apply key theories regarding physical, cognitive and psychosocial development throughout the lifespan;
  • describe the major developmental periods and transitions from conception to death and examine the relevance of these to health professional practice;
  • compare and contrast different health professional roles in relation to their key functions when working with individuals at various stages across the lifespan.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination - In class - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve at least 40% across the written assignment and in-class examination; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials.

Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HS1004 HS1005 SS1009

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours in class tutorials per week
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures - 2 hours online lectures per week
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours in class tutorials per week
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures - 2 hours online lectures per week
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.