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92326 Understanding the Person: Life Transitions

6cp; lecture: 2hpw (blended), tutorial: 2hpw (blended)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



Students focus on the development of the person and their experiences throughout the lifespan. Health experiences and related behaviours are examined using theories and models from health psychology and sociology. Concepts of stress, coping and adaptation are introduced and the influences of values, beliefs, attitudes and attributions on perceptions of health, illness and health care are examined. The impact of lifestyle behaviours and choices on health and methods of bringing about changes in health behaviours are explored. The sequence of ages and stages as well as the milestones of human growth and development in children and adolescents is introduced. An understanding of these sequences and milestones provides the nurse with the ability to compare the developing child/adolescent to normal parameters, which is foundational to appropriate care. Relevant psychosocial assessments and nursing interventions are introduced and applied.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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