Child and Adolescent Development
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Biology, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewDuring childhood and adolescence human development is taking place at a phenomenal pace, with children learning
many of the skills that are crucial to their current and future emotional well being, relationships and
cognitive functioning. This module explores the complex biological, psychological and cultural factors that
influence this developmental process. The module introduces and critiques the major theories of developmental
psychology that underpin understanding of this developmental process. Lectures span all aspects of child
development from birth through adolescence pointing to important methodological issues and gaps in our current
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.