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HSBH1005: Human Development

This unit of study considers the important bio-psycho-social and functional changes that occur across the lifespan. Understanding bio-psycho-social factors associated with healthy human development is important for addressing our major national health priority areas. Areas discussed include healthy child development, the family's impact on health, adolescent risk taking behaviour, mental health, social relationships and social support, dementia, healthy ageing and chronic diseases across the lifespan.

Code HSBH1005
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyse the interplay between age, bio-psycho-social factors, environment and culture on health and behaviour
  • LO2. Engage in critical discussion about health concerns of individuals across the lifespan
  • LO3. Engage in evidence-based evaluations of current health research, initiatives and controversies
  • LO4. Critically evaluate the robustness of research carried out on health conditions across the lifespan
  • LO5. Synthesise research into a critical argument
  • LO6. Participate in discussion about research that is applied to lifespan health

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.