Foundations of Child Health & Well-Being
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of issues which are important for the health and well-being of young children both within and outside Early Childhood settings. It provides a foundation and context for future studies in Early Stage 1/ Stage 1 of the NSW K-6 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education key learning area. This course links the Early Learning Years framework and the Primary PD/H/PE syllabus to contemporary health issues for young Australian children. The Response Ability resource provides a foundation for the teaching of mental health concepts within early childhood.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
* Describe the health status of young children in Australia and current health issues in early childhood;
* Provide a rationale for the importance of play, movement and physical education in early childhood;
* Identify stages of perceptual motor development in early childhood;
• Demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of planning and implementation of an effective physical education lesson that is age appropriate.
• Describe current philosophies and theories which underpin the key learning area of PDHPE, including the health promoting school concept and content;
* Identify common mental health problems and issues in early childhood and describe strategies for promoting resilience and connectedness in young children.
* Importance of play and physical education in the developing child;
* Stages of perceptual motor development in early childhood;
* Movement education for children, that includes fundamental movement skills in early childhood;
* Health and safety issues for play involving children and adults
* Health status of young Australian children;
* Childhood infections, hygiene, infection control, immunisation and safe food handling;
* Childhood injuries and injury prevention at home and in the EC setting;
* Asthma, diabetes, allergies, epilepsy and their management;
* Mental health and wellbeing, resilience and connectedness;
*;Nutrition, physical activity and childhood obesity;
* Sexuality and child protection issues.
* Road safety
* Health Promoting School model
* K-6 PD/H/PE syllabus
Students come to this course with a variety of academic and life experiences. While some students will have studied the HSC 2 Unit Health & Physical Education subject, the majority, including mature-age students, will not have. Thus we have taken the Year 10 PD.H.PE. syllabus level of knowledge to be the starting the point for this course. We respect and value the different experiences that mature-age students bring to the course and do not feel they are disadvantaged by this decision.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks