Adolescent Health Issues (9856.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
PrerequisitesMust have passed 48 credit points including 9872 Health and Wellbeing.
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Primary Education (H & PE) OR Bachelor of Secondary Education (H & PE).
Incompatible units8694 Adolescent Health Issues.
Equivalent units8694 Adolescent Health Issues.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Michael Davies|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Michael Davies|
There is no required text for this unit.
Additional readings and other stimulus material for this unit will be provided on the unit's Canvas site. Students are expected to utilise these and other resources when preparing for workshops, learning activities and planning assessment tasks.
The Unit Convener will also provide a list of 'recommended' textbooks, available from the UC library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Responsibility for understanding:
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the Unit Convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the Unit Convener. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the Unit Convener and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Special assessment requirements
Submission of all assignments and an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
The following provides a breakdown of the unit workload expected of pre-service teachers:
- 11 x 1 hour Lectures = 11 hours (1 hour per week)
- 11 x 2 hour Workshops = 22 hours (2 hours per week)
Reading, Voices from the Profession and General Preparation for Classes:
- ~28 hours (~2.5 hours per week)
- ~89 hours (~6 hours per week)
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
There are no associated costs with this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Underpinning pedagogical foundations of the unit:
This unit is informed from evidence-based research and practice. There are active educators and researchers delivering this unit with experience to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research and practice they are carrying out. The theoretical foundation of this unit is based on key pedagogical frameworks about how students can deliver quality, contemporary Health Education in Primary and Secondary schools surrounding a variety of sensitive Health topics. In addition, this unit offers opportunities for students to engage with industry- and school-based programs aimed at promoting a holistic approach to health and well-being for the whole school community.
Provision of Information to the Group:
Notifications through the Canvas 'Announcements' or the Canvas 'Discussion' forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they check for announcements on the unit's Canvas site (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should therefore ensure they check their UC student email regularly.
Students with general questions about unit content and assessment should use the 'Discussion' forum on Canvas. The rationale for this is to ensure transparent communication around the unit's requirements and expectations between the unit's teaching team and students.
The Unit Convener will then check and respond to enquires at certain timepoints across the work week (refer to the unit's Canvas site). Students should expect a reply within 2-3 business days (this excludes weekends).
For specific enquires (e.g., attendance, extensions), students should contact the Unit Convener by email.
Use of Student Email Account:
The University Email Policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore, all unit enquiries should be emailed using your UC student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness, or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
Email Communication with the unit's Teaching Staff:
All emails should be sent from your UC student email account or via the unit Canvas site, otherwise anti-spam filters may prevent it from being delivered to your Unit Convener. While the Unit Convener cannot be available online all day, in normal circumstance your Unit Convener will reply within 2-3 business days (this excludes weekends).
When using your UC student email to communicate with the unit's teaching team, you should always make sure that your message contains the following:
- A subject that contains the unit code, and clearly describes the nature of your query or request.
- The unit's teaching team receives many emails a day, and also teaches more than one (1) unit across the semester, so if your email does not contain the unit code; it is not possible to place your message in context. If the subject does not indicate the nature of the message, it may well remain unanswered.
- Change the default setting on your email program to include previous messages in replies, and make sure that previous messages are included in an ongoing exchange. The unit's teaching team deals with many students. Having a copy of the previous exchanges included in your message will expedite a response. You should still make sure that the subject indicates what the email is about.
- Address your unit's teaching team member appropriately by their name.
- State your question or request clearly and concisely.
- Insert a signature at the end of your email that contains:
- Your full name.
- Your UC student number.
Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your email being summarily deleted and you will not receive a reply.
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