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This course aims to provide students with the knowledge necessary to describe, explain, and optimise human development. This course takes a life-span perspective, exposing students to essential theories and methodologies employed in developmental study, as well as the characteristics and major developmental tasks of individuals at each phase of the life span: prenatal, birth, infancy, toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the final phase of dying and death.

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 to life-span developmental psychology                                             
    • Life span stages
    • Nature of development
  2. Basic theories to life-span development
    • Freud Theory 
    • Erikson Theory 
  3. Biological Beginning: Prenatal Development and Birth Process
  4. Physical Development                                     
    • Infant, Childhood, adolescent, Adulthood
  5. Motor and Sense Development 
    • Infant, Childhood, adolescent, Adulthood
  6. Cognitive Development
    • Piaget cognitive development
    • Adulthood cognition
  7. Language Development 
    • Infant, Childhood, adolescent, Adulthood 
  8. Socio-emotional Development
    • Emotion in Infant, Childhood, adolescent, Adulthood
    • Temperament
    • Attachment 
  9. Moral Development
    • Moral behaviour
    • Kohlberg’s Moral Development 
    • Roles of Religions
  10. Social Development: Peers and Family
    • Parenting styles
    • Friendship
  11. Death and Dying 
    • Death and dying theories
  12. Research on lifespan and children

Coursework - 60 % 
Exam - 40% 

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

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

  1. Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Career Opportunities: 

Human Resource Executive and Psychology Teaching Assistant