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BEH2041

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jade Sheen

Synopsis

This unit uses the framework of human development throughout the lifespan to identify health and, specifically, emergency health issues at various stages of the lifespan. Students will investigate the roles of paramedics and allied health professionals in assessing human development and maintaining health across the lifespan and will explore issues relating to death and grieving. Included in this unit will be clinical visits to selected agencies to provide clinical context to the theoretical background.

Objectives

  1. Describe the physical, personal, psychological and social milestones of human development throughout the lifespan.
  2. Recognise the impact of ethnicity, culture and race on human development.
  3. Communicate effectively with individuals across the lifespan within an appropriate developmental framework.
  4. Identify common acute and chronic health issues that occur across the lifespan.
  5. Apply contemporary theories of development to specific health issues across the lifespan.
  6. Identify essential activities and information regarding health promotion to meet the needs of individuals across the lifespan.
  7. Summarise theoretical perspectives on grieving and loss.

Assessment

Written assignment (2000 words): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 45%
Report (1000 words): 20%
Community visit portfolio: Pass/fail

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jade Sheen

Contact hours

6 hours per week involving lectures, tutorials, small group exercises, and field trips.

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic)