Btec Level 3 Health And Social Care

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BTEC NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

UNIT 4

DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LIFE STAGES

Unit abstract

Knowledge of human growth and development through the life stages is important for learners who are considering careers in the health or social care sectors because it will assist understanding of the needs of individuals at different stages of life, including their potential care needs. It will also help you understand the influence of unexpected events on patients/service users and their families.

This unit enables you to gain understanding of different life stages and how people grow and develop. It requires you to reflect on the importance of a variety of ...view middle of the document...

For P1 your will need to:

1. Complete the Worksheet on Lifespan Development definitions.
2. Create a timeline /a series of leaflets/posters which follow an individual from conception to death.

The life stages you need to identify on your timeline/leaflets are as follows:

Conception
Pregnancy
Birth and infancy 0-3 years
Childhood 4-9 years
Adolescence 10-18 years
Adulthood 19-65 years
Older Adulthood 65+ years
The final stages of life

(8 stages in total)

On your timeline/leaflet/poster for each of the 8 stages you will need to describe development in the following different areas:

Physical Emotional
Intellectual Social
Language

WORKSHEET ON LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS FOR P1.

Write out a definition for the following terms:

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Development: ……………………………………………

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Developmental norms: ………………………………..

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Developmental milestones: …………………………….

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Life Course: ……………………………………………

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Maturation: ……………………………………………..

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Life expectancy: ………………………………………..

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Holistic Development: …………………………………

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Explain what Change along the continuum of life means.

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Write a short account describing potential causes and effects of delayed development.

Content for Task 1

Understand human growth and development through the life stages:

Life stage: conception; pregnancy; birth and infancy - 0-3 years;
Childhood – 4-9 years; adolescence – 10-18 years; adulthood – 19-65 years; older adulthood – 65+ years; the final stages of life
Definitions: growth; development; developmental norms; developmental milestones; life course; maturation; life expectancy
Development: holistic development; physical, intellectual, language, emotional, social; change along the continuum of life, potential causes and effects of delayed development.

Task 2 (relevant criteria: P2, M1,D1) Hand in date:

For P2 you need to write a description of the potential...

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