HSO715 - Childhood Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: 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 - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit is a core unit in the Master of Child Play Therapy and Graduate Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play. Students may also undertake this unit as part of the Certificate of Therapeutic Child Play.
This unit integrates knowledge of play and childhood with:

  • developmental theories in childhood;
  • neuroscience, neuroplasticity and the neurosequential development of the brain
  • childhood psychopathology, mental health, and wellbeing

Unit content and reflective activities will support learning about the influence of early experiences on the developing brain. Students will gain skills in translating scientific knowledge into plain language.

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