This unit provides a basis for the application of knowledge in growth, development and ageing in health, physical education, and human movement. It examines physical growth, and the cognitive, psycho-social, and motor development of humans from childhood into adulthood. Genetic and environmental factors that interact to influence the processes of human growth, development and ageing are explored from a developmental perspective. The unit focuses on human development across the lifespan to give a balanced perspective on age-related changes in human function.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SHE1002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse research-based knowledge of the physical growth, and the cognitive, psycho-social and motor development of humans throughout the lifespan;  
  2. Explain the developmental factors that interact to influence growth, development, and ageing;  
  3. Apply and adapt knowledge about physical growth and human development in health and physical education and human movement to advise on age specific programs; and  
  4. In collaboration with others, clearly and coherently communicate the adaption of concepts, principles or techniques in growth, development and ageing to specific situations.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Report 20%
Presentation Group presentation 30%
Examination Mid-term exam 20%
Examination Final exam 30%

Required reading

Lifespan Human Development: Australian and New Zealand Edition
Sigelman, C.K., Rider, E.A., & De George-Walker, L. (2012)
Melbourne/Cengage

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