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PSY5060 Practice Across the Lifespan

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology, Counselling and Community


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: PDPP or be undertaking the course as professional development


Students will be introduced to the practice of psychology across the lifespan from a biopsychosocial perspective. Each phase of development from infancy through to old age must cope with different challenges through which professional psychology seeks to provide support. This requires an extensive knowledge of the physical and emotional development associated with each phase along with psychological and social pressures encountered by people in different stages of their life. A developmental approach will be taken in this course that focuses on the distinct types of issues confronted by psychologists in working with clients of differing ages, gender, and cultural background that examines the differing influences of physical and emotional development, social roles, cultural influences, and life crises.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Springfield