Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Pam Snow


Modules include specific psychiatric & psychological syndromes, interventions in the classroom and school, and a case study discussion of classroom difficulties.


Upon completion of this unit students will:

  1. have a grounding in and an understanding of practical measures that can be adopted in the school in response to perceived emotional difficulties in the individual child.
  2. be able to differentiate between difficulties that can be managed within the school setting and those that require further referral.
  3. have a working knowledge of procedures that they can adopt to effect such referrals.
They will therefore:
  1. have increased their practical understanding and recognition of mental distress exhibited in the school setting;
  2. be able to differentiate between minor emotional difficulties and more serious mental disturbances;
  3. develop an understanding of measure that they can themselves adopt within the classroom of school to ease the emotional distress of their students;
  4. have an appropriate understanding of how and to whom referrals should be made in more serious cases.


Three written assignments approx. 2,000 words each (90%) (30% each)+ Participation in threaded discussion groups (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Pam Snow