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14 Jan 2016 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Post-graduate Courses in Youth Health at the University of Auckland

Do you work with young people? Are you interested in upskilling to make a difference in their health and wellbeing? The post-graduate courses in Youth Health offered at the University of Auckland are specifically designed for this: to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people.

There are five courses, four of them available in 2016. All are internally assessed, and all are worth 15 points toward a postgraduate qualification. On-campus study days are held at the Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland.

Clinical Skills (PAEDS 712) – Semester One 2016

An applied clinical course which aims to extend and develop professionals’ knowledge and skills in engagement, assessment and intervention in order to work effectively with young people.
Dates: 9th & 10th March 2016, 27th & 28th April 2016

Course coordinator: Terry (Theresa) Fleming  Email: t.fleming@auckland.ac.nz


Population Youth Health (POPHLTH 732) – Semester One 2016

A course examining youth health from a broader population perspective. It introduces key concepts in population youth health and utilises an evidence-based approach, with examples from New Zealand practice, to consider how youth health can be improved in communities and populations.

This course is offered online with one study day on campus.

Date: 27th May 2016

Course coordinator: Bridget Farrant  Email: Bridget.Farrant@middlemore.co.nz


Youth Health Practicum (PAEDS 722) – Semester One 2016                            

An additional course building on the generic knowledge and clinical skills taught in PAEDS 712, to provide advanced knowledge and skills in a specialist area of youth care. The specialist areas currently offered include the management and care of adolescents and young adults with a chronic health condition, or of those with cancer.

Please note: PAEDS712 is a prerequisite for this course, or can be taken together with it. The course is restricted to professionals working in a relevant clinical setting.

Dates: 23rd March, 21st April, 22nd April, 31st May 2016

Course coordinator: Heidi Watson  Email: heidi.watson@auckland.ac.nz


Health, Education and Youth Development (PAEDS 719) – Semester Two 2016

A course for health professionals working, or considering working, in secondary schools. It provides an understanding of the interface between health and education and how to work effectively within schools, and of the dynamics of successful team-work and yourself as a team player. In 2016 the course is offered partly online with two study days on campus.

Dates: July 29th, October 14th 2016

Course coordinator: Sue Grant   Email: s.grant@auckland.ac.nz

A further course is offered every second year and will next be available in 2017:

Youth Health Leadership (PAEDS 720) – Semester Two 2017

Do you want to make a real difference in youth health? This course aims to help you develop knowledge and skills for developing or leading new youth health projects in clinical, research or policy areas. It is ideal for those who have completed previous courses or are working in youth health and want to make innovations or new ideas happen.

Dates: to be announced
Course coordinator: Terry (Theresa) Fleming – Email: t.fleming@auckland.ac.nz

Check out the pamphlet for further information and contact any of us, we would be delighted to hear from you! 

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