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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Develops understanding of wellbeing as it relates to health and the environmental issues that face children, staff and families in both early childhood settings and in the home. The unit develops knowledge and management of medical dilemmas in children, staff and families’ lives and familiarises students with Australian regulations and guidelines to support optimal wellbeing. Students will develop strategies to support children’s wellbeing and develop critical awareness of controversies and differences of opinion concerning practices that affect health and wellbeing in the environment.  

Unit content

Module 1: What is wellbeing?

Module 2: The influence of the environment upon health and wellbeing

Module 3: Health and wellbeing issues in the early childhood context 

Module 4: Health and wellbeing issues in the early childhood context

Module 5: Practices to support optimal health and wellbeing in early childhood: Australian regulations and guidelines

Module 6: Planning for wellbeing

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify and analyse the impact of health and the environment upon wellbeing and critically review the influence of the environment upon health and wellbeing
2 deconstruct and evaluate health issues in children's, staff and families' lives to support optimal wellbeing
3 analyse environments that cause trauma, and implement strategies that support children who have been exposed to trauma
4 develop critical awareness of controversies and differences of opinion regarding health and wellbeing for children, and develop skills to clearly communicate with children, colleagues and families about these issues

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and analyse the impact of health and the environment upon wellbeing and critically review the influence of the environment upon health and wellbeing
  2. deconstruct and evaluate health issues in children's, staff and families' lives to support optimal wellbeing
  3. analyse environments that cause trauma, and implement strategies that support children who have been exposed to trauma
  4. develop critical awareness of controversies and differences of opinion regarding health and wellbeing for children, and develop skills to clearly communicate with children, colleagues and families about these issues

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.