EDF4600 - Interventions across the lifespan - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Emily Berger


Emily Berger

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Successful completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major sequence in psychology.


Enrolment in 3242, 3243, 3509, D5002


This unit examines the relationship between psychological interventions and development across the lifespan. This unit focuses on exploring stages of development and interventions to improve wellbeing from infancy to older adulthood. The focus of this unit is on varied psychosocial concerns, developmental changes and psychological interventions spanning a broad spectrum of issues within the field of psychology. Topics may include relationships, parenting, learning, culture, social and emotional factors.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the implications of development and psychosocial issues on wellbeing across the lifespan
  2. demonstrate the skills necessary to select and critically appraise psychological interventions for improved wellbeing across the lifespan
  3. appreciate the value of informed group discussion in evaluating psychological research and interventions
  4. demonstrate well developed oral and written communication skills.


Critical intervention review and presentation (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Essay related to discussion paper topic (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 2 hour lecture per week
  2. Additional requirements
    • 10 hours of independent study per week

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