Courses Catalogue

Human Life Span Development

COURSE CODE: PSY1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Guidance and Counselling, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course provides students with detailed knowledge about human growth, behavior and development. This enables students to understand and assess the stages and processes of human growth, development and behavior. The course addresses problems and needs of human nature in each development domain and stage from conception to death. It is designed to provide a wide range of experiences and knowledge about; development psychology, conception, personality theories, prenatal, neonatal, childhood, toddlers, pubescence, adolescence and adolescent psychology, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, death, bereavement, marriage, close relationships, parenting, attachment, power, child abuse, child care, and mental distress or psychopathology. 

COURSE AIM

The course aim is to provide a wide range of experiences and knowledge about; development psychology, conception, personality theories,

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe essential facts related to growth and development. 
  • Outline the normal phases of human growth throughout the life span. 
  • Explain developmental theories related to growth and development.
  • Describe the physical, cognitive, psychological and moral changes that take place during different stages (from prenatal to old ages). 
  • Identify the major biological, psychosocial, cognitive, spiritual and adaptive development during stages of development from infancy to older age.
  • Discuss the role of the peer group in the socialization of the early childhood, school age, and adolescent. 
  • Outline a health teaching plan for preschool, school age, adolescent, and adult.
  • Identify health promotion topics, causes and preventive aspects of injuries and accidents from young adult hood throughout old;  

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