Growth, Development and Ageing (EXSS2026)


This unit of study aims to provide the student with an appreciation of growth, development and ageing of the human across the lifespan. Physiologic changes, motor skill development and physical performance will be examined and related to morphology and stages of childhood and adolescent growth and ageing. The relationships between growth, development, gender and physical activity will be explored. The biological changes and consequences of ageing on physiologic and psychological health, disease and exercise capacity will be investigated. The student will also be able to gain an understanding of exercise prescription for pregnant women, children, adolescents and older adults.

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2-hrs lectures/week, 7 tutorials/semester


Mid semester exam (25%), and assignment (25%) and end semester exam (50%)

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