HDEV201 Introduction to Human Development

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HDEV401
Notes None
Combined Units HDEV401 - Introduction to Human Development
Coordinator(s) Mary McMillan (mrookle2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides a general introduction to how humans develop, and investigates the biological processes involved in development and ageing. Biological, physiological and cognitive changes that occur throughout the human life-cycle will be covered. Beginning with embryo development, this unit then explores aspects of development in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age and death. The impact of environment and other factors on development will also be explored.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Shrink Wrapped Package(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Vpack: Development Through the Lifespan + MyDevelopmentLab with e-book

ISBN: 9781486024100
Berk, L.E., Pearson Education 6th ed. 2013

Note: Includes My Development Lab access

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Case Study. It is mandatory to submit this case study. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 2 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

Practical assessment. It is mandatory to submit this practical assessment. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% 1500
Assessment Notes

Developmental summary matrix. It is mandatory to submit this summary matrix. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply a broad theoretical knowledge to describe and discuss the biology of human embryo development;
  2. apply a broad theoretical knowledge to describe and discuss the biological and physiological changes that take place during the human life cycle;
  3. identify and analyse the relationship between biological and physiological changes and cognitive development;
  4. apply knowledge and skills to identify the impact of environment and other factors on human development;
  5. critically analyse and review literature to present clear and coherent arguments regarding issues in human development; and
  6. exercise critical thinking and judgement in responding to and solving problems in relation to human development.