CFPY602-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Child and Adolescent Development: Research, Contexts, and Applications

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021


This course aims to provide an advanced understanding of child and adolescent development by focusing on issues and concerns that may affect children and families across multiple developmental contexts. Students will examine key developmental theories as applied to a range of topics and gain valuable research and critical thinking skills through case studies, literature reviews, and group presentations.


Subject to the approval of the Head of the School of Health Sciences


Course Coordinator / Lecturers

Myron Friesen and Lianne Woodward


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Discussion Questions 20% Due dates are various throughout the year
Case Study 30 Apr 2021 30% An ecological analysis of the risk and protective factors from a written case study.
Group Presentations 15% Early in Term 1, students will choose a presentation topic and work together to develop a 45 minute presentation for the class at the end of Term 2. Due 20 & 27 May, 3 June
Literature Review 24 Sep 2021 35% A choice of 2-3 topics and detailed instructions on how to write a literature review will be provided.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations as well as the New Zealand Psychologist’s Board Code of ethics for psychologists in Aotearoa New Zealand (

Assessment and grading system

Assignments will be marked Pass or Fail in relation to the level of professional competence demonstrated. The comprehensive psychological report can be resubmitted once. Marking sheets used by the marker will be posted on LEARN and discussed with students. Marking sheets must be attached to submissions which are submitted electronically.


Attendance at weekly class meetings and participation during classes is compulsory. In the case of illness staff must be advised and a plan to cover the material developed.


Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery. The lecturer will feedback to the students information underpinning course design and evaluation.

Grade moderation

The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable. If students are unhappy with their grade they should approach the course coordinator in the first instance to discuss or request a remark.

Late submission of work

Summer school assessment follows a very tight time-frame. In exceptional circumstances late assignments may be accepted for marking. Full details of circumstances warranting a request for an extension are in the course outline.


One resubmission showing Track Changes is allowed for the report because the skills needed are very new for the class. The reflection paper requires writing and research skills the students have already demonstrated in previous years, so no resubmission is allowed.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will submit their assignments electronically to the course coordinator.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

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  • CFPY602-21W (C) Whole Year 2021