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HDS209 - Diversity in Childhood and Adolescence

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Linda Wilson

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 hour class and 1 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the nature of diversity in development. Content includes: genetics and embryology; the developing individual as a multi-dimensional being; risk factors in child and adolescent development; biological and environmental issues and ongoing development including neurological, sensory and physical impairments, severe and multiple disability, Autism and developmental disorders.


Assessment task 1: Exercise (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: 3 x quizzes 30%

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