Course DescriptionThis seminar course is designed for students interested in learning more about the development, theory and approach of International Child Life Programs and aspects of pediatric healthcare from an ethical and cultural awareness standpoint. Topics covered include Rights of Children, UN policy, Code of Professional Policy, ethics, cultural competency, approach to implementation, theory, and an overview of funding and resources. Additionally, the seminar will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the stages of implementation and the multitude of factors that effect this process. This understanding will be gained via review of research, introduction to a variety of programs throughout the world, interviews of Child Life Specialist in varying stages of this process and more.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Explain current research as it relates to the implementation and application of the Child Life profession worldwide
- Describe the different approaches of implementation of Child Life theory and skills
- Understand and be able to explain the role of Child Life in healthcare setting and how these skills and resources will be altered greatly based on regional factors (for example: play, access to toys, using basic games and resources for interventions)
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life (ONLINE) : Electives (16 units)