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The course introduces research methods in the study of child development, from conception to the onset of adolescence. The course covers basic concepts and theories of child development, in the areas of perception, cognition, social interactions, affective, and moral development. This ground-breaking topics  tracks the development of real children as they progress through the early stages of physical, social, and emotional development in their first few weeks, months, and years of life. 
Programme Fee
Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Endorsement & Recognition: 

This programme is recognized and endorsed by the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), established under the Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act of 2005. 

Entry Requirements: 

Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 23 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No

  1. Introduction Why Is Caring for Children Important?
    1. The Importance of Studying Children’s Development
  2. What Is the Evolutionary Perspective? 
    1. Natural Selection and Adaptive Behavior What Is the Evolutionary Perspective? 
    2. Natural Selection and Adaptive Behavior
  3. What Is the Course of Prenatal Development? 
    1. The Germinal Period 
    2. The Embryonic Period 
    3. The Fetal Period 
    4. The Brain
  4. How do  Infants Grow and Develop Physically?  Patterns of Growth , sleep, Nutrition, Health Height and Weight 
  5. How Do Young Children’s Motor Skills Develop? 
    1. Gross and Fine Motor Skills Variations in Early Childhood Education
    2. Educating Young Children Who Are Disadvantaged
  6. What Are Three Views of the Cognitive Changes
    1. That Occur in Early Childhood? 
    2. Piaget’s Preoperational Stage 
    3. Vygotsky’s Theory
  7. What Characterizes Young Children’s Emotional and Personality Development?
    1. The Self Emotional Development
  8. What Changes Take Place in Body Growth, the Brain, and Motor Development? 
    1. Skeletal and Muscular Systems 
    2. The Brain 
    3. Motor Development
  9. What Is Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood?
    1. Concrete Operational Thought 
    2. Evaluating Piaget’s Concrete Operational Stage 
    3. Applications to Education
  10. What Is the Nature of Adolescence? 
    1. Positive and Negative Views of Adolescence 
    2. Developmental Transitions What Are the Physical and Psychological Aspects of Puberty?
    3. Sexual Maturation, Height, and Weight 
    4. Hormonal Changes 
    5. Timing and Variations in Puberty 
    6. Psychological Dimensions of Puberty 
  11. What Characterizes Identity, Emotional Development, and Gender Classification in Adolescence?
    1. Identity 
    2. Emotional Development 
    3. Gender Classification

Coursework - 60%
Exam - 40%

Credit Transfer: 
Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Child Psychology (BPSY), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):
  1. Bachelor of  Psychology
Continuing Education: 

Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Psychology programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):

  1. Master of Psychology