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PY4204 - Human Development Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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

  • 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 in response to a problem.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (60%).


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Dr Shou-Han Zhou
Lecturers: Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law.
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.