380.747.81 INTERNATIONAL ADOLESCENT HEALTH
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 .
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define the meaning of adolescence and critically discuss ‘adolescence’ from the context of various world regions
Critically analyze the major global forces that affect adolescent health, including changes in education, marriage, and childbearing
Identify the major public health issues affecting adolescents throughout the globe, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health issues, vulnerable youth populations, mental health problems, and migration/immigration issues
Describe different types of intervention strategies for selected adolescent health issues and their potential impact in various cultural contexts