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PY4204 - Human Development Across the Lifespan

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • 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, External, Study Period 82
Census Date 18-Mar-2021
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, External, Study Period 86
Census Date 04-Nov-2021
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.