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What will I study?

Overview

Gain the skills to communicate effectively with young people from different sectors, families, cultural and community backgrounds.

Build a repertoire of professional, legal and ethical capabilities for implementing effective programs and practices in the settings where young people live, work, learn and play.

Engage with some of the world’ experts in adolescent health research and practice.

Communication and Advocacy Skills

Learn to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse range of audiences in a range of professional contexts (eg. when working with young people, families, agencies, other professionals and the media).

Capacity Building Skills

Learn to work effectively, in a non-judgmental way with young people, different sectors and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and community contexts.

Develop approaches to initiate change (eg. in one's own organisation; when working with young people; in contributing to policy development; and in continuing to develop and reflect on one's own practice).

Legal and Ethical Skills

Gain the expertise to recognise and apply the policy, legislative and organisational rules and guidelines within which different professions practice.

Research and Evaluation Skills

You’ll learn how to use contemporary research and professional literature to inform your own learning and shape arguments to influence practices and policies. This will include evidence-based approaches to individual practices, program design, and policy analysis. Master students are introduced to research, and are supported through the research process by preferred supervisor.

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