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As well as university-accredited post graduate programs,
the Centre for Adolescent Health has also developed a number of innovative
online professional development programs. These are free to any-one interested.
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. This
intensive 8-week online course (6 weeks of active teaching) explores the health and wellbeing of young
people across the different countries and regions of the world, and what
individuals, communities and nations can do to improve their health and life
Prepared and presented by Professors Susan Sawyer and George
Patton, the course is comprised of a series of 3 to 15-minute audio-visual lectures
each week. Students work through the program at their own pace and in their own
time, and can engage with other students online.
Enrolment is simple, there are no prerequisites, and it
To enrol in the Global Adolescent Health course or for
additional information visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/youth-health
In collaboration with the University of Melbourne and
ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Service, the
Centre for Adolescent Health has developed a free online course for health
professionals, and anyone with an interest in young people with cancer.
Using a method known as ‘spaced
education’, multiple choice questions are delivered to the learner’s email
inbox every second day. Responses are posted immediately, accompanied by
related evidence-based information, and free resources.
Part I: Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults explores adolescence
as a developmental stage, before describing the common cancers that affect
young people, and how cancer varies in this population group.
Part II: Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults examines the physical,
emotional and psychosocial effects of cancer and its treatment on young
patients, and effective communication and engagement strategies.
Each module only takes about 5
minutes per day over 8 to 9 weeks.
There are no set start dates, you can enrol at any time.
Visit http://cah.qstream.com to enrol.
Any of the
subjects listed on the post graduate program pages of this website, can
be undertaken as a single subject through the University of Melbourne’s
Community Access Program (CAP). Students may choose whether to complete
assessments or not, and receive a certificate accordingly. Fees vary depending
on the subject. If assessments are satisfactorily completed, they can be
credited towards a post graduate course undertaken at a later stage.
These modules, also based on ‘spaced education’ are in development and are due to be released at the end of 2018.
For further enquiries please contact:
Dr Ani Wierenga
Academic Coordinator, Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Centre for Adolescent Health E email@example.com
Melbourne has great diversity in its adolescent health and
wellbeing work. It crosses sectors, disciplines, departments and universities but
there are few opportunities to come together. The Catalysing Connections for
Adolescent Health and Wellbeing events provide researchers, practitioners,
policy makers and implementers this opportunity to discuss topics of mutual
On Wednesday 3rd April 2019, the Centre for Adolescent Health, hosted the inaugural Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing networking event at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, with guest presenter Professor Russell Viner
from the UK. The session discussed challenges around the provision of quality
adolescent health care including the fragmentation in health services.
Watch and read more about the event here: Paediatrics 2040: the future of child and adolescent health services
On Thursday 1st August, 70 people attended the second Catalysing Connections event. The topic of the evening was, ‘Everyone’s business: schools, mental health and learning’. Professor Susan Sawyer hosted a
panel discussion about the health and education interface, and the important
role schools play in adolescent (and child) mental health.
Watch and read more about the event here: Everyone’s business: schools, mental health and learnings
On Wednesday 6th November, 70 people attended our final 2019 Catalysing Connections event where Professor Stuart Kinner hosted a Q&A style
discussion (moderated by Elise Worthington from ABC TV) on criminal justice and
adolescent health, addressing what it is that ‘we’ should do differently to:
Watch and read more about the event here: Adolescent health and criminal justice: How can they co-exist?
At this stage, we are still hoping to host two Catalysing
Connections events in the latter half of 2020.
The first event has been tentatively planned for September and convened by Dr Lisa Mundy
and will focus on the primary to secondary school transition.
The second event is planned for late October and convened by Dr Rohan Borschmann with a focus on
Details of these events will be confirmed closer to the date,
dependant on the resolution of the COVID -19 outbreak.
Molly O'Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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