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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Emphasises the life stage and bio-psycho-social contexts specifically related to providing effective engagement and interventions with, children, adolescents and older persons. Learners will critically apply those contexts to all aspects of comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan.

Unit content

  • Developmental psychology and sociology
  • Common mental health conditions for childhood and adolescence (including sexual identity)
  • Compassionate intervention
  • Family therapy and genograms
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse population models of mental health and wellbeing
  • Effective interventions for older people

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1connect developmental theories to mental health and ill health, social roles, and personal narratives of a meaningful lifeLifelong learning
2visualise the young person within family constellations, emerging identities and physiological changesCultural competence
3design, in partnership with consumers, helpful interventions to common mental health conditions for young people, children and adolescentsCreativity
4critique the influences and impacts of transgenerational trauma with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populationsCultural competence
5construct helpful interventions, in partnership with consumers, to common mental health conditions within the context of older persons mental health.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. connect developmental theories to mental health and ill health, social roles, and personal narratives of a meaningful life
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. visualise the young person within family constellations, emerging identities and physiological changes
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. design, in partnership with consumers, helpful interventions to common mental health conditions for young people, children and adolescents
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. critique the influences and impacts of transgenerational trauma with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. construct helpful interventions, in partnership with consumers, to common mental health conditions within the context of older persons mental health.
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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