Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Year 2 HD2: Human Development 2

Teaching Material for this Module


The course aims to ensure familiarity with the following aspects of human development:

  1. The factors that can cause problems with conception, fetal wellbeing, pregnancy and labour, and their mechanisms of action.
  2. The deviations from normal cognitive, language and emotional development of childhood and adolescence, and to identify children with developmental delay.
  3. The medical, legal and ethical aspects of caring for children, and the range of services on offer.
  4. The major causes of mortality and morbidity at different ages in childhood.
  5. Infectious diseases and malignancies in the male and female reproductive systems.
  6. Health issues throughout the life course.

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