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Developmental Psychology (7121.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology



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    • Semester 1, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (189091) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (179831) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (163876) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (153676) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145634) - View

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    In this unit, students examine human development from a lifespan perspective. The course of development from conception to old age is explored with reference to both traditional and contemporary theories and research. The unit covers the major theories, methodologies, research and applications related to human cognitive, social, emotional and physical development across the lifespan.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. have an understanding of the sequence of human development and the processes underlying it;

    2. be aware of the major developmental theories and their strengths and shortcomings;

    3. be aware of the impact of context and culture on human development; and

    4. understand the interdependency of all aspects of development (cognitive, physical, emotional, social and cultural).

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week.


    4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
    4310 Psychology 102



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