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MO1008 - Child Development

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology.

This module explores child development within the domains of physical, cognitive, psychosocial and communicative development. Participants will be guided to review current child services in their local area, identify child assessments, and develop an evidence-based intervention plan for a child client, utilising effective communication within an interprofessional team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of typical and atypical child development;
  • Identify services, networks and pathways to external or specialist services in your local area to recognise the roles of the allied health professionals in these services (particularly occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology);
  • Design and implement an evidence-based interprofessional intervention plan for a child with, or at risk of, developmental disruption or delay, who lives in a rural or remote context, in consideration of current service gaps in your local area.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. This module requires access to a paediatric patient or consumer population, so as to demonstrate achievement of module outcomes in the appropriate clinical context.


Townsville, Study Period 12, Internal
Census Date 11-Feb-2019
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Assessment: assessments 1) presentation (must pass) 2) intervention plan report (must pass).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.