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Children, Young People, Family & Society - HEA00110I

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Alison Smalley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
    • See module specification for other years: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19

Module aims

The aim of this module is to introduce and develop an understanding of the psychological and sociological world of children and young people. It will consider the pattern of growth from newborn to adult and main theories of psychological development. Building on this the module will explore the sociological concepts of family, the impact of family dynamics on children and young people and the place of children and young people in society. Blending the psychological and sociological the module will consider partnership with children, young people and their families in particular communication across the age range, advocacy and rights, safeguarding and current health and social care policy.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Identify suitable approaches to communication with children and young people.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of growth and development in children and young people.
  3. Appraise the influences of family and society on children and young people.
  4. Explain the principle of partnership with children, young people and their families.
  5. Discuss current health and social care policy.
  6. Discuss the legal and ethical issues involved in the nurse's role as an advocate and the rights of children and young people.


Task Length % of module mark
Essay - 3000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Essay - 3000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

  • Chamley, C.A., Carson, P. and Randall, D. (2005). Developmental anatomy and physiology of children. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Glasper, E.A. and Richardson, J. (Eds.). (2010). A textbook of children's and young peoples nursing. 2nd edn. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Hendrick, J. (2010). Law and ethics in children's nursing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Peate, I and Gormley-Fleming, E (Eds.) (2015) Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology: A Textbook for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons
  • Shaffer, D.R. and Kipp, K. (2009). Developmental psychology: childhood and adolescence. 8th edn. Australia: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

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