Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Where will this take me?
Across the world, very few courses provide a comprehensive, integrated view of adolescent health and wellbeing. On completion, you’ll have gained significant expertise in adolescent health. You’ll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to consider how your current and future roles can better address the developmental, social and environmental influences on adolescents’ lives. Our graduates typically find that in addition to new knowledge and skills, they have gained the confidence to challenge old beliefs, implement new ideas and negotiate alternative employment pathways - both within and beyond their current employment.
You’ll be qualified to work in adolescent health and wellbeing practice, program development and policy analysis.
What led you to study Adolescent Health and Wellbeing?
In 2010 I was working as a Radiation Therapist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. I had recently treated a young person, and I remember being caught off guard by their response to finishing treatment. I felt a lack of understanding for what this patient was feeling and wanted to change that within myself.
Soon after, I saw a flyer for the program and I decided to apply for the course, specialising in Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer care. I was also lucky enough to be the recipient of a Canteen scholarship.
Studying part-time over the course of a year, I found myself using new knowledge about biology, adolescent identity and development, and professional relationships and boundaries in my everyday practice.
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