This free course, led by Centre for Adolescent Health Professors Susan Sawyer and George Patton will explore
the dynamic factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people around the world, and how important it is for individuals, communities and nations that we improve their health and life chances.
Over 25% of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24 years. As the future leaders and drivers of growth, productivity and innovation, young people are our greatest assets. Investment in their health and wellbeing has social, economic and other benefits that continue across the lifespan and into the next generation.
This course adopts a life-course framework to take a holistic view of youth health and wellbeing. It explores changing patterns of adolescent health and development; how puberty and adolescent brain development may shape future health; and how what happens in adolescence can affect the next generation. It also looks at the major health and social issues affecting young people and ways of addressing these through policy, practice and programming.
Do I have to pay for this course? NO – you may access 100% of material in this course for free.
Time commitment: 6-8 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
Who is this class for? Anyone with an interest in the health and wellbeing of young people. For more information or to enrol head to the course homepage.
What is the most interesting thing you’ll learn if you take this course? You’ll learn how what happens during adolescence can impact not only the future health of individuals, but the health of the next generation as well. You’ll develop an understanding of the key factors impacting upon youth health and learn how to be a better advocate for the health and wellbeing of young people.