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HS1003 - Lifespan Development for Health A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

All students are required to register for tutorials through LearnJCU prior to the beginning of semester. Not available to nursing science students. The external mode of this subject is only available to Occupational Therapy students.

The subject introduces students to the concept of lifespan development and why health professional students study the subject. Physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development is 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 examined. Major topics will include: biological beginnings, infancy, early childhood, middle and late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle and late adulthood, death and dying.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to explain why it is important to study lifespan development;
  • describe and explain physical, motor, cognitive, socio-emotional development throughout the lifespan;
  • describe the major developmental periods from conception to death;
  • identify and define major theoretical approaches i.e. psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioural;
  • describe the socio-cultural influences on development, health and well-being.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HS1004 SS1009

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours lecture/week
  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours tutorials/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); group presentation (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - electronically available via LearnJCU
  • 26 hours tutorials - electronically available via LearnJCU
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignment (15%); discussion board use (5%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours lecture/week
  • 26 hours tutorials - 2 hours tutorials/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (30%); group presentation (20%).

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.