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.

Subject availability
* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Online *
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
The 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.

Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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