HEST-142 Human Growth and Development
This course provides an overview of human growth and development from conception to death with an emphasis placed on the lifespan perspective. Students are exposed to the major cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, sociocultural and ecological systems theories that guide the field. The course will provide an overview of the impact of exposure to genetic, environmental, social, and psychological factors on the developing individual. Developmental research, theory and application will be integrated throughout the course. The Lifespan approach to genomics, behavioral health and women’s health are specifically highlighted. The course covers the ten major developmental stages and the developmental disorders, stress/coping issues, chronic disease concerns, moral development, family theory and common ethical dilemmas at each stage.
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