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SS1113 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The first part of this subject is designed as an introduction to issues involved in child and adolescent mental health. These issues are situated in an historical, international and national context. This is followed by an overview of theoretical and practical approaches integral to the understanding of prenatal development and birth, and physical, cognitive, social and personality development in infancy, toddlerhood and preschool years.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues affecting parents and families;
  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues involved in cultural diversity;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved in labelling and classification of mental health problems;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the history and current perspectives of developmental psychology;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the developmental pathways involved in: prenatal development and birth; social and personality development in infancy and toddlerhood; cognitive, social and personality development in infancy and toddlerhood; physical, cognitive, social and personality development in in preschool years.

Subject Assessment

  • assignments (30%)
  • essay (35%)
  • short answer questions (25%)
  • multiple choice questions (10%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SS1106

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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