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BEH1041

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jaime Wallis

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.

Outcomes

By the completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  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 (2,000 words) (35%)
Examination (2 hours) (45%)
Community visit portfolio (20%)

Hurdle requirements: To pass this unit the student must attend the community visit AND successfully complete the community visit portfolio. 80% attendance at tutorials is mandatory to pass this unit.

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Workload requirements

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

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

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course 3445