Human Development (HSBH1005)


This unit of study considers the important psychosocial and functional changes that occur across the lifespan. Understanding psychosocial factors associated with healthy human development is important for addressing our major national health priority areas. Areas discussed include child development, family development, adolescent risk taking behaviour, mental health, social relationships and social support, older age and chronic diseases across the lifespan.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2-hr lecture/week and tutorial activities equivalent to 1-hr/week


Quiz (15%), Essay (35%), Exam (50%)


Gerrig, R.J., Zimbardo, P.G., Campbell, A.J., Cumming, S.R., and Wilkes, F.J. (2011). Psychology and Life: Australian Edition (2nd Edition). Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.

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Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.