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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Focuses on students' knowledge and understanding about issues related to social and emotional wellbeing, reflecting a person's capacity to function well in society and lead a fulfilling and productive life. The concepts of resilience and mental health are examined and strategies to facilitate connectedness and belonging, positive and high expectations, and opportunities for meaningful participation are discussed. A particular focus is placed on children's experiences of change, loss and grief.

Unit content

Module One: Theoretical foundations of children and young people's social and emotional wellbeing
Module Two: Supporting and promoting children and young people's social and emotional wellbeing
Module Three: Understanding children and young people's experiences of change, loss and grief

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
1examine notions of social and emotional wellbeing, the continuum of mental health and notions of resilienceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2identify and discuss the causes, indicators and risk factors associated with children's mental health, including issues of change, loss and griefEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3explain the role that schools, community organisations and professions, governments and families play in promoting healthIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4critically evaluate a range of health promotion models, strategies, services and resources designed to support health promotion with particular focus on social and emotional wellbeingEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
5reflect on ways they can better support children and young people's health within their own professional context.Ethical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. examine notions of social and emotional wellbeing, the continuum of mental health and notions of resilience
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and discuss the causes, indicators and risk factors associated with children's mental health, including issues of change, loss and grief
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the role that schools, community organisations and professions, governments and families play in promoting health
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically evaluate a range of health promotion models, strategies, services and resources designed to support health promotion with particular focus on social and emotional wellbeing
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. reflect on ways they can better support children and young people's health within their own professional context.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

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