Introduction to Young Adult Health

"Investments in adolescent health and wellbeing bring benefits today, for decades to come, and for the next generation” Lancet Commission

Literature and clinical expertise identify that there is a need to improve knowledge and skills of health care providers caring for young adults. Traditionally education for healthcare professionals has been in paediatric and adult healthcare. There is a recognised gap in education for health professionals in the young adult health cohort.

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to develop skills to engage, assess and respond to the health needs and risks of young people. It will help participants develop youth-friendly services and reduce barriers to young people accessing services.

Who should attend?
This course is relevant for:
  • GP’s
  • Medical Officers
  • Social & youth support workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Allied Health
Course structure
This full-day workshop will cover topics including:
  • Young Adult Context
  • The Health and Development of  Young People
  • Engagement and Communication
  • Psychosocial Care of Young People- includes use of HEADSSS framework
  • Mental Health
  • Substance use
  • Integrated Care of Young People
Pending accreditation, this event will be submitted to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for point allocation.
Duration & cost

8.00 am - 4.00 pm


Cancellation and refund policy

Mater South Brisbane Campus
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane

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15 Nov 2018 Classroom 2 $330.00 Apply Now

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