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AZA2762

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen

Synopsis

The responsibility of the child and youth care worker is to keep children safe and respond to illnesses. This unit includes a study of a prescribed text book that is a comprehensive guide to children's health. Specific mention will be made of caring for children with HIV/AIDS and disabilities. Neonatal care, emergency resuscitation and safety precautions will form part of this unit. Paediatric and emergency specialists will be utilised in training. Minimum standards of care need specific attention for child care work in residential care centres.

Outcomes

The objectives lie within five inter-related bands. These concern:

  1. factual information
  2. sources and resources
  3. conceptual definitions
  4. academic debates
  5. analytic communication skills.

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the following types of information, academic perspectives and skills:

  1. Understand the minimum norms and standards for the care of children in institutions and in the welfare system in South Africa.
  2. Explore the guidelines for optimal early childhood development.
  3. Learn the principles of neonatal care and prenatal influences.
  4. Classify the typical health problems in childhood and specific knowledge of HIV/AIDS and disability.
  5. Orientation to residential care in South Africa.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to administer emergency care / First Aid and a grasp of the importance of safety precautions.

Assessment

Tutorial Contribution (450 words): 10%
Major essay (1,800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

ATS2762