Diploma Course Unit
Credit points: 6 out of 48
Mode of Study: On campus and online
This unit provides a comprehensive framework for the consideration of developmental psychology across the lifespan. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of developmental psychology for understanding and appreciating their own development, as well as that of the people they interact with in the counselling role. Emphasis throughout this unit is on applying the theory to practical situations that students may encounter in work roles.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
a) Identify and discuss the physical, cognitive, and identity developments in childhood, adolescence and early, mid and late adulthood.
b) Discuss supports and challenges to health and wellbeing at various stages of the life span.
c) Discuss the psychological implications of physical and cognitive changes that occur with maturation and ageing.
d) Identify the major goals and assumptions underpinning the field of developmental psychology.
e) Apply relevant developmental theories to a range of situations and contexts.
The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.
Please refer to the document available here.
The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/
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Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.