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Adolescent Health Issues (8694.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151224) - View
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    Syllabus

    This unit examines contemporary approaches to promoting health and wellbeing outcomes in a safe and supportive environment. The focus is on adolescent health issues and the social, moral/ethical, psychological, biological and cultural dimensions particularly affecting the areas of mental health, substance abuse, sexuality and sexual health, and risk taking behaviours. Students will investigate adolescent drug use trends and issues, explore different social attitudes to sexual identity and practices, risk taking behaviours such as driving and decision making, connectedness, resilience, and protective behaviours. In relation to these issues, resources and strategies for prevention, intervention and postvention as well as promotions will be examined. The unit will explore how the utilisation of overarching structures such as a settings approach and other health promotion frameworks can promote adolescent health and wellbeing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Use their knowledge of health principles to underpin their analysis for the development of health and wellbeing of adolescents;

    2. Demonstrate a solid understanding of current Health Promotion approaches, policies and frameworks;

    3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills that will enable them to build programs that enhance adolescent resilience, self-esteem and promote wellbeing;

    4. Analyse and explain the socio-cultural factors that can impact on young people attaining improved health status; and

    5. Identify and explore the benefits of health promoting actions and choices to improve the health and wellbeing of young people.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Equivalent Units

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