HLTH SC 3103 - Infant, Child and Adolescent Health
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 3103 Course Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Coordinating Unit Health Sciences Faculty Office Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites PUB HLTH 2007 Course Description Students will investigate infant, child and adolescent health from clinical, epidemiological and social perspectives. Topics will include parenting, social and emotional development, and a range of infectious diseases, non-communicable conditions and mental health disorders. Changes in occurrence over time, prevention and management of these diseases, conditions and disorders will be considered. Health across childhood of Aboriginal people and other disadvantaged groups will receive special attention, along with strategies to reduce inequalities in infant, child and adolescent health. Students will have opportunities to hear from scientists and practitioners with relevant expertise. Active learning will be encouraged, for example, through guided reading and group exercises. Students will enhance skills in analysis of literature and in creating a coherent written account of a body of work.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn GatfordCo-coordinator: Dr Catherine Chittleborough
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.A detailed timetable of topics and presenters will be provided through MyUni.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of infant, child and adolescent health from clinical, epidemiological and social perspectives
2. Describe the occurrence and distribution of common infectious diseases, non-communicable conditions, and mental health disorders across childhood and adolescence
3. Explain how these diseases, conditions or disorders can be prevented or managed, and relevant gaps in knowledge
4. Discuss health in childhood among Aboriginal people, other disadvantaged groups, and strategies to reduce inequalities in child and adolescent health
5. Locate, evaluate and synthesise evidence related to health in childhood and adolescence
6. Communicate scientific information about health across childhood and adolescence clearly and concisely in spoken and written English
7. Work effectively as an individual and in groups in the pursuit of scientific knowledge about health across childhood and adolescence
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
4,5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
6, 7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1 - 7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via MyUni.
Online LearningThe primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via MyUni. Announcements and discussion boards will be the main method of communicating with the student cohort. Course material will be supported by online resources via MyUni. Material will be sequentially released in line with the teaching and learning activities in each week.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures will be used to introduce topics and theoretical considerations and will also provide opportunities to hear from scientists and medical practitioners with relevant expertise.
Workshop time will be used in a range of ways to develop the theoretical and practical concepts raised in lectures: for example, to share and provide feedback on independent learning tasks, to demonstrate and practice skills in interpreting literature, discuss controversies and uncertainties, and to undertake group exercises.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The expected workload for this 3 unit course is 12 hours per week through semester, including 3 hours face-to-face contact time, weekly
preparation for workshops, assessment tasks and revision.
Learning Activities SummaryThe course will be organsied in weekly modules with a lecture and workshop related to a particular topic.
Indicative topics include:
* Measuring child health in populations
* Social determinants and inequalities in childhood health
* Parenting and interventions to support parenting
* Child protection and interventions to improve outcomes
* Disabilities, developmental disorders, and mental health
* Oral health in children
* Body image, sexuality, gender identity, bullying, safe schools
* Accidents and injuries - risks & prevention
* The child in the modern environment
* Preventing allergy
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Weighting Course learning outcomes
Participation Summative 10% 6, 7 Plan for first essay Formative and summative 10% 1, 6 First written essay Formative and summative 20% 1 - 7 Second written essay Summative 20% 1 - 7 Quizzes Summative 10% 1, 2 Exam Summative 30% 1 - 3, 6
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailParticipation: students will be required to prepare in advance for selected activities in workshops, such as a journal club or pre-reading for discussions, and contributions based on prepared material will be assessed as well as overall engagement – 10% weighting
Essay plan: students will be required to submit a plan for their first essay – 10% weighting
Essays: students will be required to write two 2000 word essays, with a choice of topics and designed to allow focus and research in an area of particular interest – weighting of 20% each
Quizzes: on-line quizzes during the semester will cover the breadth of course content - 10% weighting
Exam: a 2-hour exam will be held at the end of semester – 30% weighting
Assessment due dates will be provided through MyUni at the start of semester.
SubmissionAssessments will be submitted online via MyUni and feedback will be provided electronically.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
Despite the need to transition to on-line learning early in semester 1 of 2020, this course received 100% broad agreement to all questions in the 2020 eSELT survey. Students particularly enjoyed the guest lecturers and opportunity to gain depth of understanding and practice group work skills in workshops.
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