|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
February - On Campus
February - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will provide students with the opportunity to view the evolution of human behaviour through the life cycle from a developmental perspective.
Intended learning outcomes
• Describe key developmental life stages through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in normal and abnormal development through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in the onset, progression, natural history and treatment options in specific common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders
• Analyse key continuities and discontinuities between adult and child and adolescent psychiatric practice
• Apply the bio-psycho-social approach to the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent disorders at different developmental stages
• Critically reflect on the influences of chronic illness, impairment, disability and handicap on development at an individual, interpersonal, family and social level
• Transfer theoretical readings and synthesis of the available evidence base into key ideas, and develop skills in succinct communication (orally and in professional written form) of these ideas to ones peers.