course enables medical students to take additional training in the form
of a research project.
Child & Adolescent Health (Key Concepts)
of concepts in community child health practice including aspects of ethics,
health & illness, growth & development, adolescence, family &
Child & Adolescent Health (Contemporary Issues)
review of current issues affecting children & their health including
- immunisation practice & philosophy in Australia & developing countries,
genetics, growth & nutrition, disability & injury.
in Child & Adolescent Development
of normal & abnormal child development. Theoretical & practical
considerations in managing health problems in a developmental context. Understanding
child development is basic to practice in any discipline involving children.
& Management of Services for Children & Adolescents
theoretical approaches to organisation & management of children's services.
An understanding of the range of different services: analysis of organisation
structures; perspectives to organisational change.
Ethics, Rights & the Law
students with various legislation & other authorities affecting children.
Awareness of responsibilities & rights of carers & others providing
services to children & their families.
in Childhood & Adolescence
aspects of children's health & practical considerations in understanding
normal & abnormal nutrition & feeding disorders in children. Proper
nutrition promotes growth & healthy development of children. Importance
of nutrition in health & illness
Prevention & Protection of Children & Adolescents
principles & practical application to management & prevention of
injury to children. Injury to children including child abuse is major cause
of death & major cause of hospitalisation & morbidity.
Illness, Disability & Rehabilitation in Childhood & Adolescence
of major theoretical & practical approaches to prevention of illness
& injury, treatment & rehabilitation of illness & disability.
Role of health worker in health promotion in relation to children.
of issues involved in normal adolescence & issues such as provision
of care to adolescents including models of delivery & wide range of
health issues which face adolescents & young people in our community.
a supervised research project in an area of community child health. Full-time
students must enrol in PCAH7020 and part-time students must enrol in PCAH7022.