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HSH206 - Human Development and Healthy Families

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

C Henderson-Wilson

Contact hours:

1 x 2 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 introduces students to human growth and development in the context of family, household and community environments. It explores factors affecting growth and development across the life span. It will provide an overview of biosocial, sociological, cognitive and psychosocial development across the lifespan. The unit is underpinned by the ecological perspective and explores the interactions and interdependencies between individuals, families and households, the community, and society as they impact on development. Additionally, this unit considers the many issues which have the potential to enhance or mar human development across the lifespan.


Essay 1 (2000 words) 40%, group assignment (equivalent to 1500 words) 40%, cloud (online) test (20 questions) 20%

Prescribed texts

Sigelman, CK, Rider, EA & De George-Walker, L, 2013, Life Span Human Development, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne, Australia.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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