6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
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.
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:
- Understand the minimum norms and standards for the care of children in institutions and in the welfare system in South Africa.
- Explore the guidelines for optimal early childhood development.
- Learn the principles of neonatal care and prenatal influences.
- Classify the typical health problems in childhood and specific knowledge of HIV/AIDS and disability.
- Orientation to residential care in South Africa.
- Demonstrate the ability to administer emergency care / First Aid and a grasp of the importance of safety precautions.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.