Course Title: Health Promotion for Early Parenting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health Promotion for Early Parenting

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2182

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Summer2016,
Summer2017

NURS2182

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2182

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (All)

NURS2182

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

NURS2182

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex21 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Leanne Sheeran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7445

Course Coordinator Email: leanne.sheeran@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.007

Course Coordinator Availability: Mon to Fri (but sometimes off campus for clinical and meetings)


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Bachelor degree or equivalent, in a related health or community service field.


Course Description

In this course you will examine concepts surrounding health promotion and health education in the context of primary health care. Concepts of trauma informed practice and responding to mental health presentations of adults and young children will also be explored. Key parenting concerns for the 0-6 year age group such as infant mental health, play and behaviour will be examined from an evidence based perspective. You will also appraise contemporary parenting programs. Throughout the course the focus will be on working in partnership with families.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • PLO 1: Critically examine the principles of primary health care to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion activities within child, family and community health practice.
  • PLO 3: Critically evaluate contemporary research findings and integrate these to provide comprehensive, safe and effective evidence based health care for children, families and the community.
  • PLO 5: Conduct individual and family consultations and group sessions in a planned, systematic, professional and timely manner, providing feedback to families and engaging them in decision making regarding their own care.
  • PLO 6: Communicate effectively with children, families and groups to engage and support clients, working in partnership with families and interdisciplinary health teams to promote assess and support maternal, child and family health and wellbeing.


Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Critically examine health promotion in the context of primary health care and review key health promotion issues in child, family and community health.
  2. Critically appraise the strengths based framework of trauma informed practice and its application to individuals and families in the maternal and child health setting.
  3. Evaluate the current evidence base related to infant mental health and integrate this into Maternal and Child Health (MCH) practice and early parenting support.
  4. Identify and respond to common presentations of mental health issues in adults and preschool children in a community setting.
  5. Identify common (key) parenting concerns for parents and children aged 0-6 years, appraise the evidence base around each and work in partnership with parents to address their concerns, discuss options and plan management strategies.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course include a mixture of formal lectures, workshops, online learning packages, class based or online discussion and self-directed learning exercises including directed reading of academic literature to provide a solid theoretical base to inform your subsequent professional practice.

You will be expected to participate in workshops and other experiential exercises. Practical learning activities may be provided in a variety of ways, including both simulated and authentic learning activities.

RMIT have state of the art simulated learning facilities for student learning and practice. You may participate in simulated practice within these facilities in preparation for placement. As a part of participation, you may be filmed for learning, teaching, reflection and assessment and this is considered an inherent part of our learning and teaching program. Recordings will be maintained in accordance with our assessment, document retention and privacy policies.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course include targeted readings from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Directed course readings from current journals, MCH resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, audio-visual resources and other government publications will also support your learning. Material chosen may be digitally available to you as online course material or supplemented by face-to-face workshops, class discussions or group work. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning via the online system.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: MCQ Online Quiz
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLO’s 1 and 2

Assessment Task 2: Infant Observation Activity
Weighting: 40%
This assessment task supports CLO’s 2and 3

Assessment Task 3: Parent- Infant Mental Health Assessment Student’s Choice of one of the following assessment options:

1. Critical Analysis of a recorded Parent-Infant Play Activity (5-10 minutes max)
OR
2. Contemporary Issues essay on Parent-Infant Mental Health topic.
OR
3. Health Promotion Poster on a Parent- Infant Mental Health topic, submitted with a synopsis of the evidence based literature underpinning the key messages of the poster

Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO’s : 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5