HIP203 Health and Development through the Lifespan (8)

This subject develops knowledge of human development and health through a lifespan perspective. Students will explore the characteristics and developmental milestones at different stages of life, gain knowledge of a range of associated health conditions, and examine the link between human development and health. This subject will enable students to extend their holistic view of health, wellbeing and development by considering psychosocial, cultural, physical, physiological and environmental issues. Students will apply their knowledge of the social determinants of health in order to understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and clinical presentations through a social determinants lens, and the implications for rehabilitation practice.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HIP203. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Limited to students enrolled in Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the typical features and developmental milestones of different life stages;
  • be able to analyse health and ill-health relevant to different life stages;
  • be able to critically examine and reflect on a health initiative developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • be able to evaluate the interdependence of human development and health;
  • be able to analyse the relevance of psychosocial, cultural, physical, physiological and environmental factors on health, wellbeing and human development; and
  • be able to use, create, communicate and share multimodal information in digital environments to compare and contrast health and development at different life stages.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Social determinants of health, wellbeing and development across the lifespan: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and clinical presentations through a social determinants lens;
  • Childhood: development through play; language and socialisation; health events in childhood; children living with a disability;
  • Adolescence: establishing identity and a sense of belonging; risk taking behaviour; peer pressure; developing independence;
  • Adulthood: establishing occupational identity; leisure, hobbies, and social interests; sexual identity and behaviours; childbirth and parenting; and
  • Older adulthood: healthy ageing; physiological changes of ageing; occupation and retirement; changing health needs; death, dying and bereavement; loss of independence and institutional care.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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