units

CPS5002

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jennifer Re

Synopsis

This unit will explore the history, theory and principles of Developmental Observation and its relevance to clinical and consultative work with children and adolescents. There will be a consideration of the nature of the links between observation and the developmental theories. Students will be able to explore these areas both through the context of the course work and prescribed observations of children in their naturalistic settings.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. have an understanding and knowledge of the history, theory and principles of Developmental Observation;
  2. recognise the relevance that observation skills have to the understanding of children and adolescents and therapeutic and consultative work;
  3. understand the nature of links between observation and the developmental theories; and
  4. have an appreciation of how to recognise and understand their own responses to what is observed and the use of these in their work.

Assessment

Written assignment 1 (20%)
Written assignment 2 (20%)
Essay (40%)
On-campus workshop / Alternative assessment (20%)

All assessments must be passed to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Two day on-campus workshop.

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