School Of Health Sciences

Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700314.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at The College. Students in Extended courses (7142) need to have passed 40 CPs of preparatory units in order to enrol in this unit. Students in Integrated courses (6000, 7018) need to have passed or be enrolled in the preparatory units in these courses in order to enrol in this unit.

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.

4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
7018.5Diploma in Health Science (exit only)CURRENT
7142.2Diploma in Health Science ExtendedCURRENT


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

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