Subject details

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. apply a broad theoretical knowledge to describe and discuss the biology of human embryo development;
  2. apply a broad theoretical knowledge to describe and discuss the biological and physiological changes that take place during the human life cycle;
  3. identify and analyse the relationship between biological and physiological changes and cognitive development;
  4. apply knowledge and skills to identify the impact of environment and other factors on human development;
  5. critically analyse and review literature to present clear and coherent arguments regarding issues in human development; and
  6. exercise critical thinking and judgement in responding to and solving problems in relation to human development.
    • Topics are available to enrolled students in the unit Moodle site.

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - • Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software) • Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms) • Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
  • SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.

This unit provides a general introduction to how humans develop, and investigates the biological processes involved in development and ageing. Biological, physiological and cognitive changes that occur throughout the human life-cycle will be covered. Beginning with embryo development, this unit then explores aspects of development in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age and death. The impact of environment and other factors on development will also be explored.

Assessment 1 - Case Study. It is mandatory to submit this case study. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Word Count: 2000 Assessment 2 - Practical Assessment. It is mandatory to submit this practical assessment. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Word Count: 1500. Assessment 3 - Development Summary Matrix. It is mandatory to submit this summary matrix. In order to pass this unit, students must achieve 50% in the unit overall. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO) LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Word Count: 1500

  • Assessment 1 - Case Study (40%)
  • Assessment 2 - Practical Assessment (30%)
  • Assessment 3 - Developmental Summary Matrix (30%)

Textbook information is pending.