University of Technology Sydney

92431 Human Life Course Development


4x 2hr (lecture, online recording), 4 x 2hrs (tutorial), 1 x 4hrs (self-guided work, online), 4 x 8hrs (independent study)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject focuses on the transitions that occur as a consequence of normal lifespan development and the experience of illness from a psychological and nursing perspective. Students are introduced to lifespan development and its assessment highlighting expected milestones in children and adolescents. Health experiences and related behaviours are examined using theories and models from health psychology and sociology. Concepts of loss, stress, coping and adaptation are explored and the influence of values, beliefs, attitudes and attributions on perceptions of health, illness and health behaviour considered.

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Autumn session, City campus

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