Human Growth and Development (8338.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify changes in physiological systems (muscular, skeletal. neurological and endocrine) across the life span;
2. Explain the influence and relationship of physical activity and human development;
3. Evaluate and critique assessments of physical function; and
4. Communicate the interpretation of evidence-based knowledge relating to physical activity and human development to a variety of audiences.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Joe Northey|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Joe Northey|
- Journal articles and other resources will be provided on Canvas under the Reading List.
If you wish to purchase a textbook for this unit, the following is recomended:
- Payne G and Issacs L, Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach, 10th ed, Taylor and Francis, 2020. This text is available in hard-copy or e-text via the publisher: https://www.routledge.com.au
This unit does contain topics on anatomy and physiology. Any anatomy and physiology text will be of assistance, however, the following is recommended in other units at the University of Canberra
- E-text: Tortora & Derrickson, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 2st Asia-Pacific Edition, Wiley. https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/principles-of-anatomy-physiology-2nd-asia-pacific-edition/
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Family holidays and honeymoons are not considered acceptable excuses.
For clarification, one (1) minute past the specified due date and time is considered a late submission.
It is students' responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (eg. the use of Canvas and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well ahead by enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment. If you are concerned about the stability and reliability of your internet connection, it is recommended you use a student computer in the library when completing quizzes.
Students who do not attempt a quiz by the due date will forfeit any marks and receive zero for that quiz. Any quizzes in progress at the due time will be automatically submitted. Students should ensure they begin their quiz attempt with sufficient time to complete it prior to the due time.
Moderation of assessments
Please note that all assessments will be moderated as outlined in the Moderation Policy found on the Canvas page.
Special assessment requirements
In order to receive a passing grade students must achieve the following:
- attain at least 50% overall
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Inclusion and engagement
Students with a Reasonable Adjustment Plan should contact the unit convenor via email to confirm any adjustments required for this unit.
Attendance at lectures and tutorials is strongly recommended.
Tutorials run most weeks, so please check the weekly pattern on your timetable. Please attend your allocated time to ensure that students are able to receive an appropriate amount of interaction with the tutor. The tutorial notes will contain the activities that will be conducted in class, as well as some self-directed learning activities and formative assessment (e.g. check your knowledge). The goal of the tutorial is to extend your thinking and move to application and critical analysis of content as well as provide an introduction into assessment of movement used for later units.
To participate in practical labs, you will be required to be dressed for physical activity (i.e. shorts and T-shirt) and have enclosed footwear which is suitable for physical activity (i.e. runners or court shoes). Other required materials may include a towel and water bottle. Prior to participating in practical lab activities, you will need to complete an Adult Pre-Exercise Screening form and provided written Informed Consent.
The tutorials will not be recorded and it is the students responsibility to catch up on any missed work from non-attendance.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will possess UC IT entry skills, allowing them to access the unit's Canvas site.
As part of Assignment 1 students will need to create an Infographic. There are a range of online tools and templates (e.g. canva.com) as well as software (e.g. PowerPoint or Publisher) which can be used to create the Infographic. There is no requirement to purchase software or tools to complete this assignment.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Email and messaging protocols
Where possible, students with general questions about unit content and assessment should use the discussion forums within Canvas. Please do not ask for assignment extensions or post specific questions about quiz content in forums.
Students using the Canvas discussion forums should expect a reply or confirmation from the unit convenor within 1-2 business days.
IF you need to send an email:
- The email must be sent from your student email account. Correspondence from personal email addresses cannot be responded to.
- The subject line must include the unit code and the context of your message eg. 8338: Assessment 1 Submission
- Address the lecturer appropriately by name, Joe :-)
- State your question or request clearly and concisely.
- Sign off with your name.
- If your email is related to previous correspondence, please include the email trail rather than starting a new conversation.
Emails not conforming with these conventions will not receive a reply. If students choose to send an email, they can expect a reply within 2-4 business days.