Physical Development

Subject 472-101 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Kay Margetts
Subject Overview:

This subject will study the factors that influence growth, maturation and development during infancy and early childhood using guided observations of infants and young children to examine the state of the infant at birth and patterns of development from birth to the middle childhood years. Growth and development of body systems will be examined with particular reference to the development of the central nervous system. The relationship between neurological development and the emergence of complex behaviour will be examined through a study of changes in sensory and perceptual competencies, motor skill development, communicative behaviour and self-regulation. The range of factors that influence the timing and variability in development will be examined through the current research literature.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 2000 words and a 2-hour examination.
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Child Development (L Berk), (7th edn), Allyn and Bacon, 2003 Children's Development Progress Birth to Five Years (M D Sheridan), London, NFER, 1998
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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