A foundational introduction to human health and development across the lifespan integrating the basic sciences, health psychology, ethics and communication.
The paper provides an understanding of the biological, socio-cultural and individual factors that influence individual and universal human lifespan development. Ethical concepts and the major theories of human development are introduced. The focus of the paper is on lifespan development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
|Paper title||Human Health Across the Lifespan|
|Subject||Community Health Care|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HUBS 191 and HUBS 192
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
- Dr Judith Sligo (Convenor) and a range of expert guest lecturers
- Paper Structure
The paper has five modules addressing physical, psychological, and social development in context across these stages:
- Pregnancy and infancy
- Adolescence and young adulthood
- Older adults
- Two written assignments: the first worth 15% and the second 20% of the total final grade
- One group presentation worth 10% of the total final grade
- A three-hour exam, worth 55% of the total final grade
Textbooks are not required for this paper. A course book is provided and key readings are placed on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, information literacy,
research, self-motivation, environmental literacy, teamwork, global perspective, interdisciplinary
perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Describe and understand the multidimensional nature of lifespan development
- Demonstrate an understanding of context on human development
- Have an awareness of the healthcare services available to people at different stages of life
- Analyse and discuss a range of health-related case studies
- Understand ethical concepts and be able to apply them in healthcare settings
- Develop an awareness of difference (culture, gender, age, sexuality, disability) and a consciousness of own biases
- Develop good listening and communication skills and understand professional boundaries
- Assimilate, filter and critically analyse a broad range of information