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Overview

Program Description

These interactive courses will focus on the development process, understanding psychiatric disorders and associated behaviours, risk factors and triggers, the identification of behaviours and symptoms, family relationships, and intervention/prevention strategies.

Courses

Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Cognitive Development Trauma & LossHLTH-12073YesYes
Learners will determine the effects of trauma on cognitive development of infants, children and adolescents. Students will also identify those children with trauma histories in order to limit the potential triggers within the therapeutic environment. The theories of loss and grief, as these relate to the infant, child and adolescent population will be explored throughout the course.
Family Relationships Psych DisordersPSYC-10993YesYes
Students will examine the interconnectedness of family relationships and their effect on common abnormal psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent populations. This course will review the developmental stages, familial structures and family functions through the lens of family systems theory. Students will also explore the environmental effects and their influenes on the family as a dynamic entity.
Prevention & Intervention StrategiesHLTH-12063YesYes
Students will apply prevention and intervention strategies to appropriately respond to stressful situations in the infant, child and adolescent population. The focus of this course is on the effective application, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
Psych Disorders ChildrenPSYC-10973YesYes
To understand complicated mental health disorders common to infant, child and adolescents, students will review a variety of abnormal cognitive and behavioural disorders. This course will emphasize an understanding of the behaviours and the daily effects and challenges on the mental health of the infant, child, and adolescent population.
Risk Factors of Common Psych DisordersPSYC-10983YesYes
Students will recognize the risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent population. Early identification and awareness of the behaviours will enable the student to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.
Developmental PsychologyPSYC-10313YesYes
This course offers the student a survey of developmental psychology, covering topics across the human lifespan, from infancy through to old age. Through readings and lecture material, students will examine theories of child development and the research that bears on these theories. Students will also examine development across the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains. Finally, students will address major themes in the study of developmental psychology, including: the nature-nurture issue; the effects of early experience; and continuity - discontinuity in developmental change.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 5 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Program Details

More details

Program Details

Program Code
CHM1
Delivery
Part-Time
Online
Topic Area
Human and Community Services
Credential
Declaration of Academic Achievement