Course Title: Youth and Health

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: HWSS5102

Course Title: Youth and Health

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5001 - Diploma in Youth in Development Work

Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

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Nominal Hours: 70

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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.

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

Details of Learning Activities

Once you have completed thi smodule you will be able to :

  • identify the major health issues affecting young people
  • outline health promotion strategies, particuarly preventative ones
  • describe the specific role of youth development work in health promotion
  • describe the roles of other agencies in this field
  • acquire appropriate techniques to respont to health issues raised in the course of your youth development work
  • use the distinctive metholdolgy of youth development work within the environment of a primary heath care agency
  • work within complex partnerships created to achieve key objectives in the field of health promotion

Teaching Schedule

Studnens will work through this module in seven weeks.   They will complete the assessment tasks in that time. This module is ususally taken during the second year of study.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Learning Journal

Assessment Tasks

Students will complete the following assessment tasks to complete this module:

  • Learning Journal - submit the self-help questions and activities from the module booklet
  • a 2000 - 2500 word written report.  It will record the initiation, design, delivery and evaluation of a helath care project that you have undertaken with a group of young people.  

Assessment Matrix

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