nsm5caf nurturing child and family




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will further explore concepts which underpin early childhood development, particularly those of parent-child relationship based therapies and practices, and their application to maternal and child health practice. This subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and/or equivalent online virtual classrooms. It is supported by clinical practicum in a community setting.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HGCFCN


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have secured a clinical placement with a Maternal and Child Health service provider in their state, with written confirmation of this, prior to commencing the subject.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Further develop an understanding of and evaluate early child and family characteristics that affect the young child#s capacity for self-regulation

Online activity; Clinical practicum; written exercise

02. Explain the theoretical concepts which inform the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children related to maternal and child health practice

Online activity; Clinical practicum

03. Use reflective practice to understand personal responses to working with families in diverse communities, and recognise areas for professional and/or personal development

Online activity; Written exercise; Clinical practicum

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatina Adams

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 hours per week of flexible online student directed learning modules."

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"6 x 2-hour online virtual classrooms (or face-to face-seminar equivalent) per semester."

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 30.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30 hours off site placement throughout semester time (self-sourced, average 5x6 hours)"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1000-word written assessment3501, 02, 03
One 2500-word written assessment5001, 02, 03
One 1500-word equivalent reflective activity, using specified mediaReflective activity incorporating learnings from clinical practicum. Includes completion of 30 clinical hours in community settings (Hurdle).1501, 02, 03