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Approx. 29 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

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

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 111 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Week 1-2 Briefing with Susan Sawyer5m
1.1 Introduction: why adolescent health?7m
1.2 A conceptual framework for adolescent health14m
1.3 Definitions of adolescence9m
1.4 The changing shape of adolescence8m
1.5 Puberty and adolescent growth6m
1.6 Growth including brain development in adolescence7m
1.7 Puberty and health: part I3m
1.8 Puberty and health: part II7m
1.9 Role transitions: marriage and parenthood7m
1.10 Role transitions: contraceptives and condom use5m
1.11 Role transitions: education and employment7m
Interview with Dr Judith Diers (USA) 16m
5 readings
Course overview15m
What to expect10m
Your teaching team5m
Week 1 outline & key readings2h
Start of course survey10m
1 practice exercise
Week one quiz (10% of your final grade)30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 155 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
13 videos
2.2 Risk and protective factors: concepts9m
2.3 Risk and protective factors: implementation11m
2.4 Risk and protective factors: peer relationships6m
2.5 Risk and protective factors: families, education and communities8m
2.6 Social determinants of adolescent health: economic factors8m
2.7 Social determinants of adolescent health: human rights and gender13m
2.8 Social determinants of adolescent health: population displacement8m
2.9 Social determinants of adolescent health: advertising and marketing9m
2.10 Socially disadvantaged adolescents5m
Interview with Prof Craig Jeffrey (UK/Aus) 22m
Interview with Prof Rima Afifi (Lebanon/USA) 22m
Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield (UK) 21m
1 reading
Week 2 outline & key readings1h
1 practice exercise
Week two quiz (10% of your final grade)30m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

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

7 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 151 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
3.1 Adolescent mortality around the world7m
3.2 Adolescent mortality: causes of death3m
3.3 Adolescent disease burden6m
3.4 Adolescent mortality and disease burden: health actions4m
3.5 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: an overview13m
3.6 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: HIV and STIs7m
3.7 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: SRH risks8m
3.8 Sexual, reproductive and maternal health: clinical and policy approaches9m
3.9 Adolescent mental health: an introduction5m
3.10 Mental health and substance abuse: a global picture7m
3.11 What happens to mental health problems?4m
3.12 Assessing and responding to mental health problems7m
3.13 Alcohol and illicit drugs5m
3.14 Mental health: responding to a young person4m
Interview with Dr Susan Kasedde (USA) 22m
Interview with Prof Vikram Patel (India / UK) 15m
Interview with Sarah Soysa (Sri Lanka) 12m
2 readings
Week 3 outline & key readings2h
Academic integrity10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 130 min), 1 reading
9 videos
4.2 Chronic illness and disability25m
4.3 Nutrition: micronutrient deficiency14m
4.4 Nutrition: macronutrients12m
4.5 Nutrition: health implications of under-nutrition12m
4.6 Nutrition: health implications of over-nutrition13m
4.7 Physical activity and inactivity12m
4.8 Injury risks11m
Interview with Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta (Canada / Pakistan)11m
1 reading
Week 4 outline & key readings1h

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