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MO1028 - Child Health Conditions

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions: Dietetics; Occupational Therapy; Pharmacy; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Psychology; Social Work; Speech Pathology.

This module builds rural generalist skills by providing the opportunity to gain extended knowledge of two child health conditions relevant to participant's professional background and rural and/or remote context. Prevalence of conditions, support services and family-centred service will be explored in conjunction with building assessment and intervention skills. Maximising the efforts of the multi-disciplinary team and overcoming challenges faced in rural and remote practice underpin this module.

Learning Outcomes

  • combine advanced knowledge of childhood conditions and assessment and clinical reasoning skills, to formulate and communicate consumer education resources and multi-disciplinary, family-centred intervention plans designed to optimise care in the rural and/or remote setting in accordance with best practice guidelines and local service strategic intent.

Subject Assessment

  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve satisfactory for all assessment.

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 an experienced paediatric therapist who can act as a mentor and supervise assessment tasks. Supervision can take place in person or via video link.


Study Period 12, External
Census Date 07-Feb-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 15, External
Census Date 04-Jul-2022
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.