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International Adolescent Health

4th Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Focuses on the major health issues that affect adolescents and the effective interventions/policies to address these issues in the developing world. Explores the meaning and health of adolescence from various contexts around the world through lectures, readings, video clips, panels, and discussions.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Define the meaning of adolescence and critically discuss ‘adolescence’ from the context of various world regions and particularly Africa and The Americas
  2. Identify the major health and development issues affecting adolescents throughout the globe, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health issues and the vulnerability of Urban youth populations; the burden of mental health problems; the importance of Meaningful Youth Engagement for healthy development; how the important role of Males is neglected and can be fostered and finally how the digital frontier is being addressed for this “savvy” generation
  3. Describe different types of intervention strategies for selected adolescent health issues and their potential impact in various cultural contexts
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Midterm Paper
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 30% Participation