Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology

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Educators, parents and counsellors, among others, need to be able to describe, understand, explain and predict human development, based on theories of and research into child and adolescent development.

  •  
    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 10 Jun 2019
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    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

On completing this course, students should be able to answer the three fundamental questions:

  • Who is this person?
  • How did they get to be this way?
  • How are they likely to develop from this point on?

Course content includes

  • Critically evaluate theories of human development, as a means of determining how major theories aid understanding of child and adolescent development.
  • Critically evaluate research into child and adolescent development.
  • Identify and explain developmental processes and discuss how biological, psychological and environmental factors impact on child and adolescent development.
  • Make predictions about child and adolescent development based on their own analysis of case studies and theoretical explanations.

Assessment

70% In-course

30% Examination.

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Lecturer / Tutor

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  •  
    Exam dates
    2019
    Trimester 1, 10 Jun 2019
  •  
    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us