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HSH206 - Human Development and Healthy Families

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Claire Henderson-Wilson




Desirable to be taking or have completed HSH105

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery
This unit is part of the Family, Society and Health major sequence in H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences (unit set code MJ-H000002)


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 and provides an overview of biosocial, physical, cognitive and psychosocial development across the lifespan. The unit is underpinned by an 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 inhibit human development across the lifespan.


Assessment task 1: Essay (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Group assignment (equivalent to 1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 3: 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

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

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