|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
February - On Campus
February - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will provide students with the opportunity to view the evolution of human behaviour through the life cycle from a developmental perspective.
Intended learning outcomes
• Describe key developmental life stages through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in normal and abnormal development through childhood and adolescence
• Describe key developmental psychological, social and biological factors involved in the onset, progression, natural history and treatment options in specific common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders
• Analyse key continuities and discontinuities between adult and child and adolescent psychiatric practice
• Apply the bio-psycho-social approach to the assessment and treatment of child and adolescent disorders at different developmental stages
• Critically reflect on the influences of chronic illness, impairment, disability and handicap on development at an individual, interpersonal, family and social level
• Transfer theoretical readings and synthesis of the available evidence base into key ideas, and develop skills in succinct communication (orally and in professional written form) of these ideas to ones peers.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Oral presentation as part of a series of related presentations and discussion that totals 10 minutes, during semester (40% of assessment)
- Written essay on child and adolescent psychiatry 2500 words, during semester - two weeks after oral presentation (60% of assessment)
- Hurdle requirement: 75% attendance of sessions (for face to face students) OR 75% completion of online modules (for online students)
- Hurdle requirement: Fieldwork - either: 3 RANZCP workplace based assessments (WBAs) by workplace supervisors (approx. 90min each, or more time depending on competency), OR 3 Workplace Practical Activity Log sheets (WPALs) to be taken away and then checked by the subject coordinator after submission.
Dates & times
- February - On Campus
Principal coordinator Alessandra Radovini Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 12 weeks x 3.5 hour seminars Total time commitment 250 hours Pre teaching start date 1 February 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with LMS and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Teaching period 8 February 2019 to 3 May 2019 Last self-enrol date 1 February 2019 Census date 1 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 3 May 2019 Assessment period ends 20 June 2019
- February - Online
Principal coordinator Mahesh Jayaram Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 250 hours Pre teaching start date 1 February 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 8 February 2019 to 3 May 2019 Last self-enrol date 1 February 2019 Census date 1 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 3 May 2019 Assessment period ends 20 June 2019
February contact informationMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
Academic Contact: A/Prof Sandra Radovini, email@example.com
Time commitment details
- Quay, H C, Werry, J S (eds) (1986) Psychopathological Disorders of Childhood, 3rd edition. John Wiley & Sons, New York
- Rutter, M (ed) Developmental Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC, 1987
- Rutter, M., Taylor E. (eds) (2002) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Modern Approaches, 4th edition, Blackwell Scientific, Oxford
- Rutter M, Tumma, Lann (eds) (11988) Assessment and Diagnosis in Child Psychopathology, Guildford Press, New York
- Subject notes
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (CAP), subject to applicants meeting the entry requirements for the course.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Students wishing to take this subject under Community Access must meet the course entry requirements to be eligible.