Introduces Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students are exposed to a critical exploration and practical application of the core concepts of ASD.
- What is ASD?
- Diagnosis of ASD and associated behavioural impairments
- Information processing impairments in ASD and difference to neurotypical thinking
- Trajectory of development in ASD across the lifespan
- Physical well-being of people with ASD
- Mental health for people with ASD
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||synthesise current understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify behavioural impairments in ASD and their relationship to diagnosis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||compare and contract associated information processing impairments and neurotypical thinking||Creativity|
|4||review literature regarding physical health of young people and adults with ASD||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically evaluate the relationship between ASD and conditions of mental ill health||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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