Course Title: Youth and Health

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5001

Course Title: Youth and Health

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This module starts by defining youth in the context of health. It continues by looking at why it is important to involve young people in the planning and implementation of any program that targets them and how to promote youth  participation.  The student will also look closely at some of the contemporary health issues that affect young people, such as nutrition, diet, sexual and reproductive health and drug abuse.  They will also look at  the differences between the principles of youth development work and those of health professionals and educators and explore the need for appropriate alliances with health agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  The module also looks at  how to enable practitioners to recognise the different roles they have and how to foster effective working relationships.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Learning Outcomes

Areas of specific study are:
1.  Defining youth and health
2.  Involving young people
3.  Nutrition
4.  Sexual and repdrodcutive ehalth
5.  STDs and HIV/AIDs
6.  Mental health and drug use

Overview of Assessment

Learning Journal