Module title: Holistic perspectives on the development of infants, children and young people

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN07104
Module leader: Kelly Stone
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Midwifery and Child Health


Description of module content:

Foetal development; History of childhood; Developmental theories, e.g. Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Kohlberg, Freud; Physical, psychological, cognitive, social, verbal, emotional and moral development; Typical/Atypical child development.
Attachment theories: Bowlby, Rutter, Robertson; Attachment patterns / consequences of insecure attachment.
Nature / nurture debate; Family functioning including cultural /social perspectives; Children’s understanding of health; Development screening

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Outline the key stages of foetal development and transitions that occur at birth.
LO2: Gain an appreciation of the key developmental theories.
LO3: Recognise the different patterns of development and related needs in infancy, childhood and adolescence
LO4: Develop an awareness of the factors that may affect secure attachment, which may include culture and diversity
LO5: Reflect on how the multi disciplinary team contributes to how children or their parents/ carers conceptualise their health

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