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One in four children or adolescents will experience a disorder, disability, or trauma affecting their development and educational opportunities. In this course, students will consider the developmental and educational issues relating to children with different developmental pathways, including pathways affected by mental and physical health, trauma, and disability.
1. Students will understand the symptoms, causes, and developmental course of several common disorders and their implications for educational and psychosocial outcomes and adjustment.2. Students will examine and evaluate critical issues and/or compare and contrast a range of perspectives on developmental challenges.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
30 points in EDUC or PSYC, orpermission of the Head of School
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership