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HS1005 - Lifespan Development for Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

In this subject the student is introduced to the contemporary concepts of lifespan development. The physical, cognitive, and psychosocial (psychological, emotional and socio-cultural) aspects of lifespan development are addressed. These will be applied to all periods of the lifespan to promote the lifelong well-being of individuals. The context of experiences and the impact of developmental disability across the lifespan are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the sequence of human development and the processes underlying it;
  • explore the concepts and theoretical perspectives on human lifespan development;
  • apply the concepts of lifespan development to the caring for individuals of various age groups;
  • outline the interdependency of physical, cognitive, psychosocial (psychological, emotional, social and cultural) aspects of development;
  • discuss the impact of developmental disability across the lifespan and develop an understanding of wellness across the lifespan.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HS1004 HS4005

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed mode
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed Mode
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

Mount Isa, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed Mode
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

Thursday Isl, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed Mode
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed Mode
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Miss Vanessa Sparke
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Mixed Mode
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (40%).

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.