GAH short course

Global Adolescent Health short course

Locked down? Sign up for a free online six-week Massive Open Online Course in Global Adolescent Health. Led by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Adolescent Health, this course was developed by its directors, Professors Susan Sawyer and George Patton from the University of Melbourne, Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

2020 course start dates

1st June and 7th September.

Why enrol? With over 25% of the world’s population aged between 10 and 24 years, today’s generation of young people is the largest in human history. As future leaders and drivers of productivity and innovation, young people are our greatest assets, and investment in their health and wellbeing has social, economic and other benefits that continue across the lifespan and into the next generation.

This online course adopts a life-course framework and takes a holistic view of adolescent health and wellbeing. The course explores changing patterns of adolescent health and development, including why adolescence is starting earlier and ending later; how puberty and adolescent brain development shape future health; and how adolescence affects the start to life for the next generation. The course also looks at the major health and social issues affecting young people and ways of addressing these through integrated policy, practice and programming.




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