CFPY601-24W (C) Whole Year 2024

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 25 August 2024


The nature, prevalence, causes and current intervention relating to disorders and disabilities arising during the developmental period.

Learning Outcomes

1)    Recognise common psychological difficulties of childhood/ adolescence, and tell these apart.
2)    Describe what is known about the causes of psychological difficulties in childhood/adolescence.
3)    Understand the impacts of disorders and difficulties on young people and their families.
4)    Describe interventions commonly used for a given psychological difficulties in childhood/adolescence, and their evidence base.
5)    Demonstrate some understandings of assessment methods and practical considerations for working with children and families.


Subject to the approval of the Head of the School of Health Sciences


EDEM661, EDUC412

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Nicola McDonald


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 20% 5 brief quizzes worth 20% total
Assignment 2 40% Written assignment, 40%
Assignment 3 30% Essay
Assignment 4 10% Attendance and engagement, 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Additional readings will be posted on the course LEARN site.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations. Students will check their own assignments for similarity using Turnitin prior to submission. Procedures will be explained in class.

Assessment and grading system

As per assessment schedule. Guildlines used by the marker will be posted on LEARN and discussed with students.


Attendance at weekly class meetings and participation during classes is encouraged.


Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery. The lecturer will feedback to the students information underpinning course design and evaluation.

Grade moderation

The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable. If students are unhappy with their grade they should approach the course co-ordinator in the first instance to discuss or request a remark.

Late submission of work

Late papers may be accepted for marking. Email the course coordinator.

Requests for extensions

If you require an extension, please email before the due date, giving a reason for an extension and suggesting how long an extension you need.  Workload or timetable issues are not acceptable reasons for an extension. A new due date will be arranged with you individually.


Not accepted.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessments during scheduled class meetings. Marked work will be returned in class.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,219.00

* 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 Health Sciences .

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