What can psychology tell us about disability?

Key facts

  • Cost: £150
  • Credits: 10


Developmental disabilities refer to a group of conditions, affecting an individual’s physical, learning, language or behaviour development.  

In this introductory course, you’ll explore developmental disabilities through the lens of Psychology, covering issues such as: 

  • Sleep 
  • Emotion 
  • Communication 
  • Intelligence  
  • Memory  

Choose this course if you want to learn about: 

  • Key characteristics of a range of developmental disabilities 
  • The impact of a range of developmental disabilities on Sleep, Emotion, Communication, Intelligence and Memory

Who is this course for?

Psychology students, members of the public and professionals interested in learning more about developmental disabilities  


10 credits at SCQF 7 / Level 1 

Can contribute towards the attainment of Certificate in Higher Education specialising in Psychology 

Mode of study

This course is delivered asynchronously - the course materials are provided on Moodle (our online learning platform) to allow self-paced learning, with no live online sessions. 


Contribute towards a Certificate in Higher Education specialising in Psychology  

Find out more

The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days