Human Development and Pastoral Counselling

The unit Human Development and Pastoral Counselling provides for an understanding of the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the human life cycle through all the stages from infancy to an older age. As such, it provides knowledge of life experiences that can be addressed in pastoral care and counselling.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points



P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry.



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the stages of the life cycle as described by a number of developmental theorists
  2. identify the developmental nature of faith and moral reasoning
  3. critique contemporary gender issues
  4. address developmental concerns within pastoral care and counselling
  5. apply the principles of human development to issues within their own lives and/or ministry contexts.
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