Child and Adolescent Health
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Biomedical Sciences, Health Science, Human Biology, Human Development
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:This unit focuses on the wide range of factors that impact on the health of individuals in the two crucial stages of life: childhood and adolescence. An analysis is made of knowledge, beliefs and skills required for promoting health-enhancing behaviours during these ages and experience is provided on some of the skills needed to assess and maintain the health status of children and adolescents.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Topic exploration will focus on prevalence, determinants, health behaviours and preventive strategies.AssessmentAssessment name: EssayDescription: 1,000?1,500 words.Relates to objectives: 1, 2 and 4.Weight: 30Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Mid semesterAssessment name: ReportDescription: 1,500?2,000 words.Relates to objectives: 1-5.Weight: 50Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Late semesterAssessment name: Examination (Written)Description: Examination.Relates to objectives: 1.Weight: 20Internal or external: InternalGroup or individual: IndividualDue date: Week 13 lecture
- Demonstrate knowledge of concepts associated with child and adolescent health including understanding and defining health issues, prevalence, health determinants, impact and health behaviour;
- Evaluate the relationships evident between a broad range of factors influencing health and the impact of these factors on the health status of children and adolescents;
- Understand the nature and health needs of specific groups of children and adolescents in various settings?home, family, school and community;
- Critically analyse and report on health concerns and issues relevant for child and adolescent populations; and
- Develop strategies for promoting the health and wellness of children and adolescents.
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