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MO1028 - Child Health Conditions

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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 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, utilizing effective communication within an interprofessional team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the child health conditions potentially encountered in a rural/remote setting and analyse assessment and intervention principles relevant to your profession;
  • Assist parents and guardians of children with a health condition in a rural/remote location to understand allied health professional roles during the assessment/diagnostic process;
  • Develop an evidence-based, family-centred intervention plan for a child with a specific diagnosis, who lives in a rural/remote setting, which incorporates available services and networks within their local area, and incorporates the practice of another relevant health professional (for example dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, nurse, audiologist etc.).
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.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 16
Census Date 29-Jul-2019
Coordinator: Dr Anne Jones, Ms Janet Tomlinson
Lecturers: Dr Anne Jones, Ms Janet Tomlinson.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) information pamphlet (must pass) 2) intervention plan presentation (must pass).

External, Study Period 12
Census Date 11-Feb-2019
Coordinator: Dr Anne Jones, Ms Janet Tomlinson
Lecturers: Dr Anne Jones, Ms Janet Tomlinson.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) information pamphlet (must pass) 2) intervention plan presentation (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.