Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Human Development and Disease across the LifespanWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401394.1

Discipline: HUMAN BIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Katherine Kent


Assumed Knowledge
A knowledge of fundamental anatomy and physiology


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Katherine Kent  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Katherine Kent  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit builds on fundamental assumed knowledge of anatomy and physiology and introduces the study of human disease processes or pathophysiology through the framework of human development as a way of examining growth, health and disease at different stages of the lifespan. General concepts underlying human diseases as well as disorders relating to the lifespan will be studied. Developmental changes in physical, cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth are discussed. Common communicable and non-communicable, acute, chronic and degenerative health conditions are discussed from a pathophysiological, psychosocial and epidemiological perspective, and their impact on the day to day function of individuals and populations is explored. Risk factors for conditions and disease trajectory are explored at individual and society level, as well as the impact of these conditions on individuals, the health system and wider society.


Courses
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4741.2Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCURRENT
4742.1Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
4747.2Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

MT4000.1Clinical SciencesCURRENT
MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4002.1Health Services ManagementCURRENT
MT4003.1Public HealthCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT
SM4008.1Exercise ScienceCURRENT




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