Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this fully online subject you will explore how participation in areas and roles of social life change across the lifespan from infants through childhood and adolescence, to adulthood and older age. You will discover how participation in social life is necessary for human development, and how development is influenced by a wide range of contextual factors. In particular, you will focus on how personal and environmental factors such as cultural differences or familial situations influence and shape people to create diversity. The World Health Organisation - International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF) will provide a framework to explore these factors. Through observation of case studies online you will also be taught how health professionals help clients to maximise participation in social life.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJamon Couch

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students admitted in HZPHPP, HZPHPB, HZPHPM, HZPHPS or HZPHPW for whom ALH1PAL is core, then to other students until the quota is reached.

Special conditionsDue to the intensive nature of the subject students enrolling into the Summer 2 instance will not be permitted to enrol past the Monday of Week 2.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe how participation changes across the lifespan.
02. Discuss the influence of various factors on participation across the lifespan.
03. Identify the role of health professionals to maximise participation across the lifespan.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 2 - 7
One 6.00 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
There will be weekly asynchronous online discussion and online learning activities. The remainder of the university workload allocation will be self directed study time, reading, preparation and assessment tasks.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 500 word essay/discussion post

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

WHO ICF Template and essay (1250 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Contributions to select pre-identified forums (1200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 50-minute online quiz (850-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3