Human Growth & Development

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Overview

Growth and development being an integral component of health and well being of the child, it is essential that one seeks out for adequate information regarding the same and put the acquired knowledge into action to reap tangible benefits.

The term growth refers to increase in physical size of the body and development to increase in skills and function. Growth and development are considered together because the child grows and develops simultaneously.   This course focuses on human growth and development over the lifespan,as well as careers that help people deal with various physical, intellectual and socioemotional issues, such as physicians, nurses, nutritionists, counsellors and social workers,

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT Week- I 1. Concepts and Theories of Human Development 2. Meaning,Definitions & Principles of Growth and development 3. Development periods in Human life span (Prenatal development,Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood)

Week - II 4. Heredity and environment on development 5. Domains of Human Growth and Development 6. Theories of Erikson   Week - III 7. Social Learning Theory(Bandura), Ecological Theory (Bronfrenbrenner)& Holistic Theory of Development (Steiner) 8. Meaning & Definition of Personality 9. Theories of Personality   Week - IV
10. Pre-natal Development – Conception, Pre-natal Development & Birth 11. Sensation 12. Sensation: Definition and Sensory Process   Week - V
13. Attention: Definition and Affecting Factors 14. Perception: Definition and Types 15. Memory, Thinking, and Problem Solving   Week - VI
16. Physical, Emotional Growth and Development 17. Emerging capabilities across domains related to cognition - metacognition, creativity, ethics 18. Issues related to puberty
Week - VII
19. Gender Stero-typing, Morality and development 20. Influence of development on the growing child 21. Psychological well-being & Formation of identity and self-concept   Week - VIII
22. Concept of Diversity and type of Diversity 23. Diversity in learning and delivering the diverse learning needs 24. Independent Living skills –Meaning, Importance, components
25. Transition to Adulthood - Sexuality, Marriage and Employment