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ZUG2060 - Residential and Health Care

Undergraduate – Unit

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


Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • First Semester 2020 (Day)

15 Credits


With concern on infant mortality rates, sufficient and least restrictive institutional care and the concern of the impact of infectious diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB), this module focuses on factors that will ensure the safety of children and youth. In this course, students will also discuss, minimum standards of care needing specific attention as well as the importance of registering child care centres.  


  • Give a comprehensive exposition of success factors in residential care
  • Critically discuss minimum standards for child and youth care
  • Describe the necessity and regulations for registration of child care centres
  • Explain principles of child protection
  • Understand the experiences of the youth in care
  • Identify good nutritional and hygienic practices
  • Classify typical health problems and managing infectious diseases
  • Apply basic first aid


Within semester/Formative assessment: 75%
Examination/Summative assessment: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module 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.