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Adolescent Health Issues (9856.2)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186938) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182755) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (174649) - View

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Syllabus

This unit is the fourth in a sequence of six in Health and Physical Education and the second relating specifically to the health strand. This unit examines contemporary approaches to promoting health and wellbeing outcomes. Students explore adolescent health issues through the social, ethical, psychological, biological and cultural dimensions. Health issues investigated that are relevant to adolescents include substance abuse, sexuality education, risk taking behaviours and mental health. Specific topics include adolescent drug use trends and issues, social attitudes to sexual identity and practices, connectedness, resilience and protective behaviours. Students are introduced to and research resources and strategies for prevention, intervention and promotion of adolescent health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Know adolescent health issues through the social, ethical, psychological, biological and cultural dimensions;

2. Understand the presence of substance abuse, sexuality education, risk taking behaviours and mental health;

3. Know how substance abuse, sexuality education, risk taking behaviours and mental health may exist in schools;

4. Know through research contemporary adolescent drug use trends and issues, varying social attitudes to sexual identity and practices, connectedness, resilience and protective behaviours;

5. Know resources and strategies for prevention, intervention of health issues; and

6. Know how to best promote health and wellbeing during adolescent years.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1 hour lecture per week, plus 2 hour Tutorial per week (and online requirements).

Prerequisites

Must have passed 48 credit points including 9872 Health and Wellbeing.

Corequisites

Enrolment in Bachelor of Primary Education (H&PE) OR Bachelor of Secondary Education (H&PE).

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

8694 Adolescent Health Issues.

Equivalent Units

8694 Adolescent Health Issues.



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