This unit will describe and study changes, continuity and growth that occurs in human development from infancy to older age. It will give an overview of the complexities of development, including theoretical frameworks for understanding patterns of transition and constancy across the human life course. Biological, physical, psycho-social, cognitive, cultural and contextual factors affecting development will be discussed. You will be introduced to concepts and terminology used in life course development. Implications of life course development issues for health professional practice will be explored. This course will provide a sound foundation for understanding expected life course events. It will provide a basis for learning about atypical life course occurrences in subsequent courses.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||10%|
|2. Written Assessment||40%|
|3. Online Quiz(zes)||10%|
|4. Written Assessment||40%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.29% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The content of this unit will allow students to progress towards meeting The Australian Competency Standards for New Graduates (OT Australia 2010), ANZPAC Accreditation Criteria C.Curriculum and Assessment 2.2 Lifespan Physiological Changes, Australian Standards for Physiotherapy (APC, 2006) and Standard 5.1 for Clinical Best Practice (APA 2011). The learning outcomes will contribute to the foundation knowledge required for the Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) and the Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathologists (CBOS, 2011). Unit Learning outcomes link directly to:
Competency Based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS, 2011):
Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:
World Federation of Occupational Therapy guidelines (2004) suggest that the order of units in occupational therapy courses should ensure the student learning journey is sequential. Unit learning outcomes link directly to Occupational Therapy Australia competencies for Professional Attitudes and Behaviours as listed below:
1.4 Promotes and facilitates occupation though application of professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and evidence appropriate to the practice context
1.5 Incorporates best available research evidence and professional reasoning into occupational therapy practice
1.7 Demonstrates professional knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for the working environment
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|3 - Online Quiz(zes)||•|
|4 - Written Assessment||•|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
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|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
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