HealthCenter21: Human Growth & Development

This module provides an overview of how people grow, develop, and age throughout the life span in the four areas of development--physical, intellectual, social, and emotional. They also learn about the hierarchy of human needs, genetics, genetic diseases, aging, terminal illness, grief, and mortuary science.

 

Unit: Dealing with Death and Grief


Description
In this activity, students role-play a script about dealing with an elderly patient in the advance stages of cancer.

 

Unit: Genetics


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the four areas of human growth and development, the hierarchy of human needs, genetics, genetic diseases, and current issues in genetic research. 

Lessons
  1. Introduction 
  2. Genetics 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Prenatal and Neonatal


Description
In this unit, students learn about: the prenatal and neonatal stages as they identify health issues and accomplishments. 

Lessons
  1. Prenatal 
  2. Neonatal 
  3. Quiz

 

Unit: Childhood


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the childhood stage as they identify developmental tasks, health issues, and challenges for each stage, including infants and toddlers and early and middle childhood. 

Lessons
  1. Infants and Toddlers 
  2. Early Childhood 
  3. Middle Childhood 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Adolescence and Adulthood


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: the adolescence and adulthood stages as they identify developmental tasks, health issues, and challenges for each stage, including adolescence and early, middle, and late adulthood. 

Lessons
  1. Adolescence 
  2. Early Adulthood 
  3. Middle Adulthood 
  4. Late Adulthood 
  5. Quiz

 

Unit: Aging and Death


Description
In this unit, students will learn about: aging and end of life issues including gerontology, aging theories, the effects of aging, death, stages of grief, and the roles and services of mortuary science and funeral homes. They will learn how a health care worker should respond to grieving patients. 

Lessons
  1. Aging 
  2. Death and Grief 
  3. Mortuary Science 
  4. Quiz

 

Unit: Reflection Questions and Discussion


Description
In this activity, students will journal about the development of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development throughout the lifespan. Additionally, they will journal about the stages of the grief process. A class discussion can follow.

 

Unit: Family Health Tree


Description
In this activity, students develop questions and then interview a relative or friend with health problems. The findings are then presented to the class.

 

Unit: Heirarchy of Needs


Description
In this activity, students develop a digital visual representation of how Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs can affect people physically, socially, psychologically, and behaviorally.

 

Unit: Information Brochure


Description
In this activity, students create an information brochure explaining the biophsyical, mental/cognitive, social, and emotional development of patients throughout the stages of life.

 

Unit: Current Event


Description
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.

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