Child and Adolescent Health

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Child and Adolescent Health

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Health Science, Human Biology, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    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 Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts associated with child and adolescent health including understanding and defining health issues, prevalence, health determinants, impact and health behaviour;
    2. 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;
    3. Understand the nature and health needs of specific groups of children and adolescents in various settings?home, family, school and community;
    4. Critically analyse and report on health concerns and issues relevant for child and adolescent populations; and
    5. Develop strategies for promoting the health and wellness of children and adolescents.
    Topic exploration will focus on prevalence, determinants, health behaviours and preventive strategies.
    Assessment name: Essay
    Description: 1,000?1,500 words.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2 and 4.
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Mid semester
    Assessment name: Report
    Description: 1,500?2,000 words.
    Relates to objectives: 1-5.
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Late semester
    Assessment name: Examination (Written)
    Description: Examination.
    Relates to objectives: 1.
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 13 lecture

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