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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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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