University of Technology Sydney

92614 Child and Family Health Nursing 1

6cp; Workshops are held at the UTS Broadway Campus. Please check My Timetable for room allocations.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The clinical focus of this subject is intended to give students essential skills for practice in working with families with young children from birth to age five. It includes the practical application of the parameters of normal development in early childhood, with particular focus on attachment theory in infancy and normal variations in child behaviours. It supports the health role of the child and family health nurse in undertaking comprehensive assessments of infants and young children 0–5 years of age and in providing anticipatory guidance to alleviate distress and worry in parents. The subject increases students' abilities to support and instil confidence in parents caring for a young baby, and to provide opportunities for social support and education. The subject requires the successful completion of a clinical experience program of 40 hours, undertaken as five single 8-hour days in an early childhood health centre.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Access conditions

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