Human Growth & Development
5N1279

Human Growth & Development Course 

The purpose of the Human Growth & Development course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work effectively in a variety of community/social care settings, where frequent demand is made on the individual to relate to people at various levels of personal development. The module aims to introduce the learner to human growth and development from infancy to old age in order that the learner will be equipped to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of human growth and development from conception to old age
  • Understand normal patterns of development from infancy to old age with reference to physical, emotional, social and intellectual development
  • Recognise variations within the normal range of human growth and development and understand factors that can effect development throughout the lifespan
  • Develop interpersonal/interactive skills appropriate to responding to the needs of others
  • Apply skills/knowledge to typical work-based problems
  • Explore own personal prejudices, fears and anxieties about working with people in need of care
  • Develop self-confidence and empathy in dealing with people
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify a range of individual needs and apply the interpersonal skills and strategies required to meet these needs in a range of settings

Assessment Method

  • Assignment 60%
  • Examination – Theory 40%
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