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HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the Lifespan (16)

Abstract

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 Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2
Online*Albury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HIP201
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:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to:

discuss developmental stages across the lifespan;

discuss key health issues throughout the lifespan;

relate key health issues to developmental stages across the lifespan;

critically discuss the principles of health rehabilitation and habilitation;

apply principles of rehabilitation to the specific stages of the life span;

discuss key issues influencing successful rehabilitation at various stages across the lifespan;

critique the principles of person centred care to the specific stages of the life span;

demonstrate an identified range of skills in the areas of assessment, movement, function and communication appropriate to each stage of the lifespan; and

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

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 5 day 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.

Work Place Learning

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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.