1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: ADULT AND AGING
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2143
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF PROF. MADYA DR. SHARIFAH MERIAM BT SYED AKIL
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed for counseling students to learn more about human development especially at later stages of life.  This course provides a platform of understanding life better and it is very relevant to counseling. Students will master information, integrate various aspects of development, critically examine controversial issues, and apply to their own lives and environment.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 4 & Year 2
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P
28 14 7

 

Non face-to-face:

O Final exam
68 3

L=lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+14+7+68+3=

120

7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To familiarize and provide students with the ability to understand the human development process especially at later stages of life.
  2. To engage student-teachers in academic discussions and dialogues on the basic theory of human life development in relation to the contributions of biology and environment to the developing person.
  3. To utilize and apply the knowledge and skills in developmental psychology in everyday life and in business decision.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, students will be able to:

1.     Explain the developmental stages in adult and aging population (LO3-C2).

2.     Discuss and analyze the salient elements in all areas of human development involving biological, physical, cognitive, affective, working life, retirement, leisure, personality and psychopathology (LO4-CS3)

3.     Present interesting activities and materials on the stages of human development from the Islamic and other religious perspectives. (LO7- CS3)

11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Student should be able to develop a good understanding of the human life development especially at later stages in life and to use Western as well as Islamic principles in explaining the development process of a person especially at old age.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, individual presentation of case studies and individual assignment.  Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through content research. The use of examination and essay assignment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS This course will discuss in general the developmental psychology in adult and aging population.  The course contents cover various aspects of psychological development involving biological, physical, cognitive, affective, working life, retirement, leisure, personality and psychopathology. The course will address the needs and challenges of community life at adult and aging stages.  Islamic perspectives or viewpoints will be integrated in the course.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Individual assignment
  • Group Presentation
  • Individual Presentation  (case study)
 

20

20

20

Final examination 40
Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM  
Lecture Tutorial Activity/SCL Assignment Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam

TOTAL

 SLT

Introduction to adult development and aging 2 1 2 1 6
Longevity and physiological aging 2 1 2 2 2 9
Health and body system 2 1   1 2 2 1     2 11
Memory 3 1 2 2 1 2 11
Intelligence and creativity 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 13
Cognition, emotion, wisdom and expertise 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 14
Personality 3 1 2 1 1 2 10
Personal relations 3 2 2 2 1 2 12
Work, leisure, and retirement 2 1    – 2 3 1 9
Dying and bereavement 2 1 2 2 1 8
Islamic perspective on aging 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 14
Final Exam 3 3
Total 28 14  7 21 21 10 16 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Berk L.E. (2007) Development Through The Life-Span (4th.ed.) Boston:
  2. Allyn and Bacon.
  3. Cavanaugh J.C. & Blanchard-Fields, (2011) Adult Development and Aging (6th.ed.) USA: Thompson-Wadsworth.
  4. Foos P.W. & Clark M.C. (2010) Human Aging (2nd.ed.) USA: Pearson Education.
  5. Hoyer W.J. & Roodin P.A. (2009) Adult Development and Aging (6th.ed,) Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  6. Papalia D.E., Sterns  H>L., Fldman, R.D. & Camp C.J. (2007) Adult Development and Aging (3rd.ed.) New York: McGraw-Hill.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
TOPIC 1: Introduction to adult development and aging

2

(WK1)

  1. Be able to explain verbally with peers and lecturer on the developmental stages in adult and aging population.
  2. Collaborate with team members in activity related to the developmental stages of aging.
 

LO3

 

 

LO4

 

 

CS3

TS3,

LS4

 

Each student will describe and explain the developmental stages in adult and aging population

Group discussion activity

 

 

Lecturer comments on the ideas and points given and provides advice for further reading.

TOPIC 2: Longevity and physiological aging.

2

(WK2)

  1. Be able to explain the concept of longevity and physiological aging.
  2. Collaborate with team members in activity related to physiological aging.
LO3

 

 

LO4

 

CS2

TS3,

LS4

Each student will explain longevity and physiological aging.

Group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 3: Health and body system.

2

(WK3)

  1. Be able to describe physical changes in the body system and health care.
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related to changes in the body system and health care and fitness.
LO3

LO4

CTPS2

TS3,

LS4

Searching for physical changes in late adulthood and the cultural influences.

Group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides reference for further reading.
TOPIC 4: Memory

3

(WK4 &5)

  1. Be able to describe the meaning of  memory and the concept of language processing.
  2. Collaborate with team members to identify the factors related to cognitive change.
LO3

 

LO4

TS3,

LS4

KK1

Each student will identify the types of memory and try to find ways to overcome the cognitive problems Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 5:  Intelligence and creativity

3

(WK6 & 7)

  1. Be able to explain intelligence and creativity in relation to human development.
  2. Be able to differentiate the concept of  intelligence and creativity among adolescents and late adulthood.
LO3

 

 

LO4

CTPS2 Each student will describe the concept of  intelligence and creativity in relation to late adulthood development. Lecturer comments and provides advice for further readings.
TOPIC 6: Cognition, emotion, wisdom and expertise.

3

(WK8 &9)

  1. Be able to explain factors related to cognitive change, emotion, wisdom and expertise.
LO3 TS3,

LS4

Each student will describe the factors contributing to cognitive development and change and the development of wisdom and expertise.  

Lecturer will give comment for further readings.

TOPIC 7: Personality

3

(WK10)

  1. Be able to explain the development of personality in late adulthood.
LO3 CTPS2 Each student will describe the the characteristics of personality observed in late adulthood. Lecturer will give comments on the opinions of students and advise for further readings.
TOPIC 8: Personal relations

3

WK11)

  1. Be able to explain the relationships in late adulthood.
LO3 CTPS2 Each student will describe the various types of relationships occurring during late adulthood. Group presentation and lecturer provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 9: Work, leisure, and retirement.

2

(WK12)

  1. Be able to discuss the leisure activities during late adulthood and adjustment to retirement.
LO7 TS3,

LS4

Each student will explain the types of leisure activities and how late adulthood adjust work and retirement. Lecturer will give comments on students opinions and advise for further readings.
Topic 10 : Dying and Bereavement

2

WK13

  1. Be able to discuss the attitudes towards death and the coping skills to face the death of a loved one.
LO7 CTPS2 Each student will explain how people have to face death and the coping skills to face the death of a loved one. Group presentation and lecturer gives comments for improvement.
TOPIC 11:  Islamic Perspective of aging.

3

WK14

  1. Be able to discuss aging from  Islamic perspective.
LO7 CTPS2 Each student will explain how aging is perceived from Islamic perspective. Group report from the talk given by external speaker.