Promoting the Health of School-Aged Children in the Community

To apply for this course you should have prior academic learning at an appropriate level and be working in, or have experience of, an appropriate environment.

The module is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Working in partnership with parents and agencies such as education to promote the health and well being of the school-age population
  • Professional, ethical and legal principles when working with school aged children and young people. (For example; children's rights, consent and confidentiality)
  • Development in adolescence (e.g. social determinants, cognitive development, key transition points, lifestyle choices and promoting health)
  • Communicating with children and young people; including use of texting, Internet and social media. (e.g. innovation in providing access to services, media influences, exploitation and safeguarding, social marketing, body image)
  • Principles of sexual health for young people (including relationships, and teenage pregnancy)
  • Issues in emotional health and well being and mental health in children and young people
  • Working with vulnerable or hard to reach children and young people (for example; children not in school, young carers, looked- after children, complex needs, young offenders).

Delivery:

Delivery of the course may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, external visits, work based learning and supervised studio/workshop time.

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