ECD954 - Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders

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Last revision date 2016-07-14 15:20:31.965
Last review date 2016-07-14 15:20:31.967


Subject Title
Risk Factors of Common Psychiatric Disorders

Subject Description
Students will recognize the risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in infant, child and adolescent populations. Early identification and awareness of the behaviours will enable the student to appropriately identify and assess the situation at hand.

Credit Status
One credit in the Children's Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain risk factors and triggers associated with common psychiatric disorder n the infant, child and adolescent population.
2. Assess behaviors that are a result of triggers associated with common psychiatric disorders in the infant, child and adolescent population
3.  Explain the role of symptom classification
4. Identify the positive and negative influence of attachment and bonding on the development of mental health conditions
5. Explain the role of maltreatment on mental health conditions.
6. Identify the impact that the social determinants of health have on the development of mental health conditions.
7. Examine the impact of school and peer related issues on mental health conditions.
8. Explain the role that adversity plays on the development of mental health conditions
9. Examine the impact of learning challenges on the development of mental health conditions
10. Identify additional factors that impact the development of mental health conditions
11. Will be able to identify common mental health conditions

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline
- Risk factors and prevention
- Classification of conditions
- Attachment and bonding
- Nature vs Nurture theories
- Maltreatment
- Social Determinants of health
- School related issues
- Adversity
- Psychiatric conditions and risks

Prescribed Texts
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3rd Edition. Robert Goodman and Stephen Scott, publisher: Wiley, ISBN# 978-1-1199-7968-5

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

Risk Factor & Solution Assignment 30%
Condition of Interest Assignment 30%
Weekly postings 20%
Final Exam 20%

Approved by: Sandra Noble