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SS1113 - Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SS1106

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (90%); multiple choice questions: 10% (10%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (90%); multiple choice questions: 10% (10%).

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