International Adolescent Health

Subject POPH90087 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - 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 over 5 days
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: None


Ms Emma Brathwaite


Nossal Institute for Global Health
Alan Gilbert Building
Level 4, 161 Barry Street
Carlton VIC 3010
Tel: +61 3 8344 0914
Fax: +61 3 8344 9130


Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824

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 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.

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: -
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Notes: This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Related Course(s): Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: International Health

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