Unit description and aim
Professionals working with adolescents require contemporary knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect on and engage with issues related to adolescent health and wellbeing from a socio-cultural perspective. In this unit, students will learn about and put into practice the skills to analyse determinants of health, seek out adolescent agencies, investigate health promotion strategies, and evaluate priorities and recommendations that support adolescent health. Students will be equipped with the knowledge, reflective experiences, observations and strategies required in the professions of adolescent health and teaching for their future practice. The unit aims to raise awareness, inform and develop harm minimisation, and prevention/intervention strategies around the challenges and opportunities in adolescent health. In addition, the unit will provide students with an appreciation of social justice, an understanding of equity and a respect for the human person.