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Week 1 - Introduction to adolescent health: developmental and ecological perspectives (Part I)

Welcome! Before getting started on this week’s content, be sure to review the materials under the ‘Introduction’ section below to help you get the most out of this course, whatever your learning goals may be. This week we set the scene for adolescent health as a critical area of human health and development. We introduce the conceptual framework used throughout the course, which will assist greatly in building your learning across each week of material. We discuss different definitions of adolescence and young adulthood, and explore how the biological and social transitions associated with this period of life- and our understanding of them- have changed over time.

14 vídeos ((Total 111 mín.)), 5 leituras, 1 teste
14 videos
1.2 A conceptual framework for adolescent health14min
1.3 Definitions of adolescence9min
1.4 The changing shape of adolescence8min
1.5 Puberty and adolescent growth6min
1.6 Growth including brain development in adolescence7min
1.7 Puberty and health: part I3min
1.8 Puberty and health: part II7min
1.9 Role transitions: marriage and parenthood7min
1.10 Role transitions: contraceptives and condom use5min
1.11 Role transitions: education and employment7min
Interview with Dr Judith Diers (USA) 16min
5 leituras
Course overview15min
What to expect10min
Your teaching team5min
Week 1 outline & key readings2h
Start of course survey10min
1 exercício prático
Week one quiz (10% of your final grade)14min
4 horas para concluir

Week 2 - Introduction to adolescent health: developmental and ecological perspectives (Part II)

This week we return to our conceptual framework and unpack the key concepts of social determinants of health and risk and protective factors. We explore what these terms mean and how they influence and shape adolescent health and development. We also begin to apply this knowledge at a practical level in terms of the interventions and actions we can take to improve or maintain health and wellbeing during the adolescent and young adult years, or prevent problems from happening in the first place.

13 vídeos ((Total 155 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
13 videos
2.4 Risk and protective factors: peer relationships6min
2.5 Risk and protective factors: families, education and communities8min
2.6 Social determinants of adolescent health: economic factors8min
2.7 Social determinants of adolescent health: human rights and gender13min
2.8 Social determinants of adolescent health: population displacement8min
2.9 Social determinants of adolescent health: advertising and marketing9min
2.10 Socially disadvantaged adolescents5min
Interview with Prof Craig Jeffrey (UK/Aus) 22min
Interview with Prof Rima Afifi (Lebanon/USA) 22min
Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield (UK) 21min
1 leituras
Week 2 outline & key readings1h
1 exercício prático
Week two quiz (10% of your final grade)14min
7 horas para concluir

Week 3 - Major health problems of adolescents (Part I)

This week we explore our conceptual framework for adolescent health as it relates to health-related behaviours and states and health outcomes. By that we mean, how do the biological, social, economic and other influences that we have discussed so far play out in terms of adolescent health outcomes (e.g. death and disability) and behaviours (e.g. those relating to sexual activity or substance use)? What are the major health issues affecting young people around the world today, and how does this differ by region, gender and other variables? We will explore the latter question over the course of this week and next, with the focus this week predominantly on sexual and reproductive health and mental health.

18 vídeos ((Total 151 mín.)), 2 leituras, 1 teste
18 videos
3.3 Adolescent disease burden6min
3.4 Adolescent mortality and disease burden: health actions4min
3.5 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: an overview13min
3.6 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: HIV and STIs7min
3.7 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: SRH risks8min
3.8 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: clinical and policy approaches9min
3.9 Adolescent mental health: an introduction5min
3.10 Mental health and substance abuse: a global picture7min
3.11 What happens to mental health problems?4min
3.12 Assessing and responding to mental health problems7min
3.13 Alcohol and illicit drugs5min
3.14 Mental health: responding to a young person4min
Interview with Dr Susan Kasedde (USA) 22min
Interview with Prof Vikram Patel (India / UK) 15min
Interview with Sarah Soysa (Sri Lanka) 12min
2 leituras
Week 3 outline & key readings2h
Academic integrity10min
3 horas para concluir

Week 4 - Major health problems of adolescents (Part II)

This week continues last week's focus on the 'health-related behaviours and states' and 'health outcomes' components of our conceptual framework. We will discuss some of the other major health topics and issues affecting adolescents and young adults around the world today, including infectious diseases, chronic illness and disability, nutrition, physical activity and obesity. We will also highlight injury as a leading cause of death and major cause of disability in young people, and build on last week's discussion of sexual, reproductive and mental health.

9 vídeos ((Total 130 mín.)), 1 leitura
9 videos
4.4 Nutrition: macronutrients12min
4.5 Nutrition: health implications of under-nutrition12min
4.6 Nutrition: health implications of over-nutrition13min
4.7 Physical activity and inactivity12min
4.8 Injury risks11min
Interview with Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta (Canada / Pakistan)11min
1 leituras
Week 4 outline & key readings1h
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por USJun 23rd 2017

Excellent course for those who have interest in the adolescent health. Everything has been so simplified. Highly recommended..

por SSJun 6th 2019

I loved doing this course. Wish to enrol in Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Medicine in the next intake



Professor Susan Sawyer

Chair of Adolescent Health
Department of Paediatrics

Professor George Patton

Professorial Fellow
Adolescent Health Research

Sobre Universidade de Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is an internationally recognised research intensive University with a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. Established in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest University....

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  • Ao se inscrever para um Certificado, você terá acesso a todos os vídeos, testes e tarefas de programação (se aplicável). Tarefas avaliadas pelos colegas apenas podem ser enviadas e avaliadas após o início da sessão. Caso escolha explorar o curso sem adquiri-lo, talvez você não consiga acessar certas tarefas.

  • Quando você adquire o Certificado, ganha acesso a todo o material do curso, incluindo avaliações com nota atribuída. Após concluir o curso, seu Certificado eletrônico será adicionado à sua página de Participações e você poderá imprimi-lo ou adicioná-lo ao seu perfil no LinkedIn. Se quiser apenas ler e assistir o conteúdo do curso, você poderá frequentá-lo como ouvinte sem custo.

  • For this course, all you need is an internet connection and the time to read, write and discuss the health and wellbeing of young people and the exciting new developments in this field of global health.

  • No. The Course Certificate is not part of a formal qualification from the University. However, it may be useful to demonstrate prior learning and interest in youth health to a higher education institution or potential employer.

  • You’ll learn how so much of what happens during adolescence can impact not only the future health of individuals, but the health of the next generation as well. You’ll develop a greater understanding of the key factors impacting upon youth health and learn how to be a better advocate for the health and wellbeing of young people.

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