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This subject will provide a theoretical framework for understanding young people’s development and their health needs, health risk screening and assessment and brief intervention strategies for mild health risk behaviour. The linkage role of the practice nurse will also be covered including multidisciplinary care of high-risk youth with other local youth agencies. Medico-legal aspects of care with younger adolescents and helping the general practice be youth friendly will also be covered along with strategies for communicating with parents and adolescents.
All subject materials and readings are delivered online.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Understand the developmental perspective of young people.
- Understand the major health issues facing youth today.
- Communicate effectively with young people including about their health service rights such as confidentiality.
- Conduct a psychosocial health risk screen of young people and assess risk status.
- Provide relevant brief intervention or referral plans for more complex problems.
At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:
- enhanced critical thinking skills
- further enhanced clinical skills
- further developed written and oral communication skills
Last updated: 29 October 2019