Course Title: Youth Studies 5: Constructs of Health, Safety and Wellness

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Youth Studies 5: Constructs of Health, Safety and Wellness

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course is facilitated through a blended learning approach. Online seminars engage learners in theoretical orientations to course learning experiences and readings. Weekly workshops employ problem based learning techniques and collaborative tasks.  


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS2235

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Kerry Montero

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2637

Course Coordinator Email: kerry.montero@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course considers the influence that a young person’s health plays on their capacity to participate within societal expectations of what it means to live. It explores the factors that impact upon health and wellbeing and the limits to access necessary resources to sustain wellness. The course explores the behaviours and conditions that impact upon youth health, as well as the agencies and services that support and enable a young person’s able-ness. This course also considers constructs of wellness and safety and how youth are situated and described as healthy, unhealthy, safe, unsafe and at-risk.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply interdisciplinary bodies of theoretical knowledge and practical wisdom and skills to the scholarship of Youth Studies, praxis of Youth Work and orientation to professional human services.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the factors, agencies and influences that shape the life-worlds, experiences and aspirations of young people to consider enabling models of practice and interventions.
  • Apply logic, creativity and criticality to conceptualise the agency of young people in navigating their social, cultural, political, economic, spatial and temporal dimensions of citizenship.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the impacts of societal and cultural artefacts that influence and impact upon the health and wellbeing of young people.
  • Interpret, analyse and present findings drawn from research databases which report issues associated with a range of conditions, behaviours and dispositions in relation to young people.
  • Critically evaluate discourses of ‘access, equity and intervention’ with regards to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people as a result of a lack of health or wellness.
  • Examine the implications of how gendered, sexualised, sexual roles impact of youth identity, health and wellbeing.
  • Articulate a hierarchy of risk associated with youth life-worlds, drawing from literature and statistical data sources.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is facilitated through a blended learning approach. Online seminars engage learners in theoretical orientations to course learning experiences and readings. Weekly workshops employ problem based learning techniques and collaborative tasks.  


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. This includes resources such as weekly readings, assessment supports, requirements for workshop and seminar participation and notes from classes.

The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include:

Task 1: Media Analysis: Youth Health. 800 words, 20%, CLO 1, 4

Task 2: Literature Review. 2000 Words, 40% weighting, CLO 1, 3, 4, 5

Task 3: Group Work: Youth Health Promotion, Equivalent 1200 Words, 40%, CLO 2, 4

 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment