Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing (NRT136)
This new module will prepare students to develop an advanced level of knowledge of adolescent health and well being within a variety of settings. The Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Health and Well Being module has an emphasis on adolescent development and the relationship this has to the concept of adolescence, adolescent behaviour and the holistic approach required when working with adolescents.
The module is suitable for a range of practitioners including nurses, midwives, teachers, social workers, youth workers and individuals from charitable organisations who work with adolescents.
Students will enhance their knowledge base with a particular focus on adolescent physical, cognitive and psychosocial development, as this knowledge is fundamental when working with adolescents.
The module will cover a variety of topics including the environmental context of adolescence, health promotion and key adolescent issues.
Within the module there will also be an opportunity to develop professional practice skills, which will enable students to work effectively with adolescents as well as with a wide range of health care and allied professionals. Issues such as effective interpersonal skills and practising within professional boundaries will be explored.
The importance of research, policy and guidance in relation to the provision of services for adolescents will also be examined.
Module Dates 2014:
Summer Term - week commencing 7 April 2014, completing week commencing 7 July 2014
Module code - NRT136
Credits - 30