17 - 18 June 2020 (Postponed until 2021)
This module will cover adolescent medical, social and mental health problems, the approach to the adolescent patient and provision of medical services for adolescents including transitional care. A particular focus will be on the sexual and mental health of adolescents.
Specific topics will include- ethical dilemmas and adolescent sexual health, common adolescent gynaecological problems for paediatricians, eating disorders in adolescents, detection of adolescent mental health problems for paediatricians (and GPs and other health professionals), how to set up an adolescent service, the adolescent with disability and causes and consequences of adolescent vulnerability.
The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.
Training in adolescent health and well being for healthcare professionals is essential to ensure that young people accessing our services now and in the future receive age-appropriate care and have a voice in healthcare services provided for them. Adolescent psychosocial, sexual and mental health are key topics that will be addressed in this module for future health outcomes.
The short course will provide healthcare professionals with skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively with young people and to plan for health services specific to adolescent needs with the aim of helping young people to lead healthier and more active lives.
Who should attend?
This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.
As the course is a multi-professional programme, students will develop an understanding of how their own individual behaviours, and those of the teams within which they work, can have a significant influence on the quality of care delivered.
The courses are designed to deliver flexible learning suited to the demanding lives of healthcare professionals. All comprise of face–to–face teaching including lectures, workshops, and supported by online learning and resources.
Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.
Comments from past participants
"Fantastic, great subject matter, has practical implications, delivered by specialists."
"Good resources and accessible data. "
"Excellent tips on nuances of interviewing adolescents."