BBV2001 - Mental Health, Caregiving and Neglect in Child Care


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks ALLE

Course content

The subjects are primarily mental health, relationship development, care competence and neglect.


  • history and devlopmental traces in child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • different theories in psychology, perspectives and work methods.
  • children and mental disorders.
  • material, bio-social-psycho-cultural factors influence for development of psychiatric disorders and drug addicts related to children and adolescents.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - Has knowledge

  • about the importance of the raising environment for children and adolescents. The impact on development of relationships and mental illnes and social problems.
  • of research and developmental work within the area of commitment and treatment of children.
  • of the history of child psychiatry, traditions, and place in society.


Skills - Students who have completed the subject:

  • can account for the importance of children and youths raising environment has for the development of psychiatric disorders and social disorders.
  • can account for relationship competency in the work with children at risk and their families.
  • can account for pediatric psychiatry history, traditions, and place in society. Using research litterature to evaluate and present these to enlighten a research question.
  • can evaluate, discuss,care and neglect.


General competency - Students who have accomplished the subject:

  • have insight in relationship competency and work ethics.
  • can express knowledge about mental health, care and neglect, both written and oral.
  • have insight in framewise and relationshipwise challenges when meeting children and treating them.
  • have insight in child, youth and families needs for companionship and support as well as in child work responsibility.
  • can reflect over own values and preconsieved attitudes when meeting people in need.
  • can identify and comprehend ethical problems and dilemmas.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, groups, selfstudies.  

Compulsory assignments

  • Written group exercise

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments such as group assignment, has to be approved in order to be eligible for taking the exam. Group assignments are handed in before week 4. of lectures. The institute can approve previously approved mandatory assignments.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB)

Required previous knowledge

Students must have passed all exams in the first semester and 45 credits in the program in order to take the exam in this course.

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the programme Bachelor in child protection and child welfare at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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