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Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (GC-ADOLHW)

Graduate CertificateYear: 2017 Delivered: Online

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Overview

Award titleGraduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Year & campus2017 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 8
Duration & credit points50 points taken over 12 months part time

The Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is a four subject course, with a choice of two specialisations - a health promotion specialisation and an oncology specialisation.

The Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is designed to enable students to:

  • articulate and critically examine their own understandings of professional practice in working with young people in a variety of contexts;
  • further develop and apply critically reflective, evidence-informed approaches to adolescent health and wellbeing practice, program development and policy analysis;
  • identify and analyse the broader social, cultural and environmental factors which impact on and influence practitioners and young people;
  • analyse and critically evaluate contemporary theories of adolescence and adolescent development (including historical and cultural contexts), to enhance one's own practice in working with young people, families, communities and agencies;
  • identify national and international adolescent health issues and trends and relate these to the broader socio-environmental contexts impacting on the health and wellbeing of young people;
  • critically examine life-course or life-stage approaches to adolescent health recognising casual pathways;
  • identify the principles associated with micro and macro approaches to practice and use them to develop enhanced prevention and intervention strategies when working with young people, families, communities and agencies;
  • analyse, evaluate and apply ecological models of resiliency, risk and protection in adolescent health;
  • engage young people, families and other professionals in the development and implementation of strategies to promote adolescent health and wellbeing;
  • review current practice against established legal, ethical, confidential and professional principles / codes of practice and recommend strategies to enhance professional judgment;
  • identify the professional settings and services which interact with young people and explore potential strategies to enhance inter-agency collaboration, communication and referral;
  • develop strategies for engaging culturally diverse communities to enhance youth participation, active engagement, inclusivity and capacity building.