units

AZA2762

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi

Synopsis

The responsibility of the child and youth care worker is to keep children safe and respond to illnesses. This unit includes a study of a prescribed text book that is a comprehensive guide to children's health. Specific mention will be made of caring for children with HIV/AIDS and disabilities. Neonatal care, emergency resuscitation and safety precautions will form part of this unit. Minimum standards of care need specific attention for child care work in residential care centres.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with the following types of information, academic perspectives and skills:

  1. Understand the minimum norms and standards for the care of children in institutions and in the welfare system in South Africa.
  2. Explore the guidelines for optimal early childhood development.
  3. Learn the principles of neonatal care and prenatal influences.
  4. Classify the typical health problems in childhood and specific knowledge of HIV/AIDS and disability.
  5. Orientation to residential care in South Africa.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to administer emergency care / First Aid and a grasp of the importance of safety precautions.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2762