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HPS772 - Child and Adolescent Development

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Merrilyn Hooley






Incompatible with: HPS202
Contact hours:

Trimester 2 Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, and 1 x 2 hour practical seminar per fortnight.
Campus students are required to attend practical seminars and are highly recommended to attend classes. Weekly readings are prescribed and to support flexible delivery of unit content, cloud (online) classes are available for each topic

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


The unit addresses the study of several aspects of child development (cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, biological, motor, moral, developmental disorders) from infancy to adolescence using a variety of theoretical orientations, and apply the processes of development to understand real-life problems.


Assessment task 1: Minor assignment (brief plus reflection 1250 words) 20%
Assessment task 2: Major written assignment (1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

There is no prescribed text for this unit. All readings will be provided via CloudDeakin.

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