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Unit details

HPS302 - Pathways Through Adulthood

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tess Knight

Email: HPS302@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Must have passed one of HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205

Incompatible with: HPS782
Contact hours:

11 x 2 hour practicals per trimester

Note:

Campus students are required to attend practical classes.

Content

This unit provides an examination of the theories that underpin developmental psychology and the research methods used in this area. The physical, social, cognitive and personal aspects of adult development and ageing are considered, taking into account both the gains and losses associated with ageing. Although the focus is on normal ageing within changing social and historical contexts, the cognitive, behavioural and social consequences of age-related pathologies are also examined and the promotion of optimal ageing is explored.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Individual Case Analysis comprising of: Literature review (1600 words, 35%); Annotated Transcript, Findings and Discussion (1800 words, 40%).

Assessment task 2: Case History (1000 words, 25%)

Prescribed texts

Bjorklund, B. R. (2014). The Journey of Adulthood.  Pearson Higher Ed, USA.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2847$3039

* 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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