Professional Certificate in Developmental Psychology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course covers the developmental changes, issues, and challenges in human development from birth to adolescence with special reference to the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional aspects of human growth and development. It explores the extent of continuity and change in a person’s life trajectory. This perspective actively involves growth, maintenance, and regulation.

The course will also examine contemporary concerns from birth through late adulthood. Presented in
depth and breadth, and supplemented with interactive, hands-on tutorial activities and online forums, this course will provide the students with a solid foundation in the knowledge of human growth and life
span development as they prepare for a career in the helping profession. The course also discusses
developmental issues and social concerns related to the various stages of the life-span such as issues on parenting children and adolescents, child-abuse, juvenile, eating disorder, policies and practices.

Course Outline

  • Prenatal Development, Infancy & Early Childhood
  • Biological Foundations: Heredity, Prenatal Development & Birth
  • Tools for Exploring the World: Physical, Perceptual, & Motor Development
  • The Emergence of Thought & Language: Cognitive Dev. in Infancy & Early Childhood
  • Entering the Social World: Socioemotional Development in Infancy & Early Childhood
  • Off To School: Cognitive & Physical Development in Middle Childhood
  • Expanding Social Horizons: Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
  • Rites of Passage: Physical & Cognitive Development In Adolescence
  • Moving into the Adult Social World: Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
  • Becoming an Adult: Physical, Cognitive & Personality Development In Young Adult
  • Being with Others: Relationships in Young & Middle Adulthood
  • Working & Relaxing
  • Making It in Midlife: The Bio psychosocial Challenges of Middle Adulthood
  • The Personal Context of Later Life: Cognitive, & Mental Health Issues
  • Social Aspects of Life: Psychosocial, Retirement, Relationship, & Social Issues
  • Dying & Bereavement

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.