Human Development Level 3

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Development Level 3

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    This module provides insights into selected aspects of human development from before birth to adolescence and presents relevant research and theories in this field.


    Formal written examination 100%
    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    This module provides insights into selected aspects of human development from before birth to adolescence and presents relevant research and theories in this field.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of the course students will be able to :
    - discuss research related to the causes and consequences of prematurity and with research evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies.
    - describe data collecting procedures in developmental psychology, especially with that related to early infancy.
    - explain the developmental processes at work in infant perception in the auditory, olfactory, gustatory and visual systems and demonstrate insight into intersensory integration.
    - explain the early development of perception of the human face.
    - describe the key milestones in early brain development.
    - discuss the role of cortical plasticity in normal development. Become familiar with the major developmental events in cognition, perception and language as these relate to brain development.
    - describe the major developmental and acquired disorders of language and cognition in early childhood.
    - discuss the role of cortical plasticity, the recovery of function, especially with respect to language and memory.
    - identify how our understanding of the main principles and issues of developmental cognitive neuropsychology are informed by the study of abnormal development.

Course Disclaimer

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 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.


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