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PY4204 - Human Development Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will explore the human experience of life and the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional changes which occur across the life span. Students will examine key topical areas including the interplay of genes and environment; intellectual and cognitive growth and decline; sensory perception; language and lifelong learning; ageing, perspectives on death and dying. Students will investigate how lifelong changes are shaped by the context of the world in which we live.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the influence of culture and sociohistorical context on the developmental trajectory across the lifespan;
  • Identify key theoretical approaches to physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development across the lifespan;
  • Critically appraise and apply theoretical models of development across the lifespan to provide insight into research questions related to the challenges of the diverse populations in regional, national and international communities including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Media article - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

JCU Online, Study Period 82, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Dr Jessica Oliva
Lecturers: Ms Madelyn Pardon, Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law, Dr Jessica Oliva.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 21-Jul-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.