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AZA2762: Health and safety guidelines for children and youth

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Ms Gugulethu Shange

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2762

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: 100%

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.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Gugulethu Shange

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

Child and youth development – South Africa

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