No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

NRS115 Care of Infants (8)


This subject reviews the activities of the living child from 38 weeks gestation until 18 months. Students examine the special needs of the biological mother of the baby and issues related to care-giving.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: NRS115
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Education / Nursing students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
understand the changes - physical, mental and social that infants undergo from the last weeks of gestation until the age of eighteen months;
understand the power of the media in portraying positive and negative messages about parenting behaviours;
discuss aspects of antenatal care and childbirth practices that have a bearing on the subsequent health of children;
advise parents on optimal ways of caring for their infant, basing that advice on your knowledge of infant growth and development.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1: Growth and development of infants Module 2: Parental influences on infant health and care Module 3: Issues in infant health and care


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.