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Biological, psychological and social complexities in childhood development
Biological, psychological and social complexities in childhood development

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This free course was written by Dr Gemma Sinead Ryan, Jessica Jackson, Eddy Hyde, Nicky Coulton, Holly Phillpot and Kayleigh Brechin (student nurse) with contributions from Mark and Chloe. It was first published in February 2022.

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Course image: ProfessionalStudioImages / iStock

Section 1, Figure 2: Illustrations / Flickr. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons CC-by-NC 2.0.

Section 1.1, Girl holding a book: Image_Source_ / iStock

Section 1.1, A child eating ice cream: lechatnoir / iStock

Section 1.1, Boy smiling: gradyreese / iStock

Section 1.4, Pulse oximeter: Juanmonino / iStock

Section 2, Child in high chair: Christina Kennedy / Alamy Stock Photo

Section 2.2, Tablet with question marks: Anna Berkut / Alamy Stock Photo

Section 4.1, Woman checking her body in front of mirror: Ronstik |


Section 1, Video 1: Khan Academy taken from YouTube Channel Khanacademy medicine under CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0 licence

Section 1.3, Video 2: Drawings by Chloe Faulkner and music from Audio Network

Section 2.3, Video 3: Music from Audio Network

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