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Swinburne University of Technology
A deep understanding of behavioural psychology requires you to first have a working knowledge of the stages of development. This online unit plots the development stages from infancy right through to adolescence.
This unit is delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Swinburne University, and covers all aspects of our development, from the first stages of cognitive growth and language building in childhood, right through to the introduction of social and moral maturity as interactions increase.
By studying this unit you will learn about the importance of socialisation for all of these processes and examine the formative occurrences that go into the make-up of our identities.
While you gather this knowledge, you will also test out your skills in reviewing the development of subjects. You will be guided through the practices of observation, experimentation and questionnaires and learn to interpret these results in relation to pathology and apply them to statistical reports.
Students should also note that this unit contains adult themes. If you are under 16, you will need to complete a parental consent form, prior to enrolling in this unit.
To be eligible to enrol, you must meet the following requirements:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this developmental psychology unit, the topics you will study include:
By completing this unit you will have attained a thorough understanding of the stages of development and be able to apply this knowledge to your work as a psychologist. You will also learn to compile and interpret statistics, and write research reports that are compliant with APA guidelines.
The course will prepare you to:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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