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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 3065

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
153403

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To increase understanding about the critical nature of brain development in the early years for behaviour, future health and capacity to learn.

Course content

Students will learn how the brain develops from conception through the early years of life. They will examine the role of the environment in gene expression, the development of key brain structures, neural connections and myelination, and growth spurts in the brain. The course will cover experience dependent plasticity, the effects of non-optimal environments on brain development, and the central role of relationships for behaviour, health and learning outcomes. Students will be required to report on how their learning in this course might be applied in their professional work setting.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online activities 2250 words 50% N/A
Online activities 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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