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.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2022
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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

When you complete this course you 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?

What you will learn

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • 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
  • discuss how biological, psychological and environmental factors impact on child and adolescent development
  • make predictions about child and adolescent development based on your own analysis of case studies and theoretical explanations.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is:

  • 70% internally assessed
  • 30% examination.

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

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

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

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.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

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  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2022
  •  
    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us