HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the Lifespan (16)

This subject develops knowledge of both theory and practice of health and rehabilitation by adopting a lifespan approach. Students will consider health and rehabilitation issues unique to various developmental stages including children, adolescents, young adults, mature adults and adults at the end of the lifespan. This subject takes a holistic approach to health and rehabilitation including psychosocial, physical and environmental issues that impact on individuals, their families and the wider community.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Community Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss developmental stages across the lifespan;
  • be able to discuss key health issues throughout the lifespan;
  • be able to relate key health issues to developmental stages across the lifespan;
  • be able to critically discuss the principles of health rehabilitation and habilitation;
  • be able to apply principles of rehabilitation to the specific stages of the life span;
  • be able to discuss key issues influencing successful rehabilitation at various stages across the lifespan;
  • be able to critique the principles of person centred care to the specific stages of the life span;
  • be able to demonstrate an identified range of skills in the areas of assessment, movement, function and communication appropriate to each stage of the lifespan; and
  • be able to discuss the use of aids and appliances relevant to movement, function and communication appropriate to each stage of the lifespan.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

This subject will consider a wide range of health and rehabilitation issues throughout the lifespan including those specific to children, adolescents, young adults, mature adults, and adults at the end of the lifespan

  • Physical, psychosocial, and cognitive development and principles of assessment and rehabilitation throughout the lifespan
  • Aids and appliances relevant to movement, function and communication appropriate to each stage of the lifespan
  • Children: Children and play, Language and socialization, Health events in childhood, Children with disabilities, Theories of early intervention, Behaviour management
  • Adolescents: Establishment of identity and belonging; risk taking behaviour; peer pressure; leaving home
  • Young adulthood: Establishment of work identity, leisure hobbies, and social interests; sexual identity and behaviours; childbirth and parenting
  • Middle age: Midlife crisis; grief and loss; body changes as a result of ageing
  • Older age: Retirement; changing health needs; death and dying; issues of institutional care

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.

This subject develops an extensive range of practical skills in the area of health. The residential school will give students an opportuntiy to learn these skills.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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