HSO715 - Childhood Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H505 - Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play, H505 - Graduate Certificate of Play and Childhood, H605 - Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play, H605 - Graduate Diploma of Play and Childhood, H706 - Master of Child Play Therapy





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This is a core unit for the Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play, Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play and Master of Child Play Therapy which aims to integrate knowledge of play and childhood with the following:

  • developmental theories in childhood;
  • neuroscience, neuroplasticity and neurosequential development
  • psychopathology, associated symptoms and behaviours and medication use.

This unit has been designed to cover a range of mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, child abuse and bereavement.

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