International Adolescent Health

Subject 505-901 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of contact time during the five-day block.
Total Time Commitment: Students are expected to commit a further 60 hours in reading and self directed learning.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Australian International Health Inst.
Subject Overview:

This subject provides a comprehensive picture of emerging health issues for adolescents, focusing on young people from developing countries. Topics include: key stages of adolescent health and youth development; socio-cultural determinants in adolescent health; important topic areas in adolescent health including HIV/AIDS, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, mental health, nutrition and sexual and reproductive health.

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • critique a number of frameworks used to address adolescent health needs;
  • incorporate the lifecycle approach into public health programming for young people;
  • develop strategies for effective engagement of young people and their communities to improve adolescent health and well-being; and
  • describe the technical issues relevant to health promotion and advocacy for adolescent health.
Assessment: One take-home examination (40%) on the last day of the subject and one 3000-word essay (60%).
Prescribed Texts: A set of readings will be available prior to the subject commencing.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Level: 500

Links to further information:
Notes: This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Subject Coordinator: Dr Alison Morgan 8344 9138

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Public Health
Master of Youth Health and Education Management

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