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Adolescent Health | Training for Paediatrics professionals

Speciality Classification
Paediatrics General
Time / Duration
32 hours
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
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Helping teenagers to lead healthier and more active lives

  • Relevant to healthcare professionals working with young people across the world
  • Covers wide-ranging issues, from mental health to communicating with young people
  • Highly interactive content, with video clips, case studies and questions

This Adolescent Health programme is designed for health professionals who work with young people.It is relevant to health visitors, nurses, general and family practitioners, and paediatricians globally.


Highly interactive training on teen health

The high-quality content covers a variety of topics and teenage health problems, such as mental health, health promotion, self-harm, obesity, sexual health and communicating with young people. It includes a wide range of interactive features, such as case studies and video clips, which provide invaluable insights into the views of young people and healthcare professionals on these key issues.


Developed in the UK but relevant globally

This adolescent health course has been written by subject-matter specialists from a broad range of disciplines. It has been developed in the UK by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare and various other leading professional bodies.


Easy online access

The content is available online so you can study in the workplace, at home or on the move and fit the e-learning around your busy professional life.

The programme can be used in conjunction with the other programmes in the Healthy Child 0-18 Series: the Healthy Child Programme (0 to 5 years) and the Healthy School Child Programme (5 to 12 years)



eIntegrity programmes are developed by NHS Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme (HEE e-LfH). 

The programmes are high quality self-directed learning programmes.  They are designed to support training and CPD and are excellent resources alongside other traditional teaching methodologies.  They have been developed by the UK NHS for use in the NHS.  However, many of the programmes have international relevance, particularly the specialty training programmes which are often mapped to UK specialty training curricula.


Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Voice Over
Modules / Topics

Module 1: Introduction: Health and Illness in Adolescence

  • Introduction to Adolescent Health and Illness
  • Guidance and Policy for Young People's Health
  • Investing in Adolescent Health

Module 2: Healthy Development

  • Healthy Development in Adolescence
  • Concepts of Puberty
  • Pubertal Assessment
  • Psychosocial Development
  • Social Development
  • Assessing Development Stage

Module 3: The Legal Framework

  • The Legal Framework for Working with Young People
  • Assessing Competence in Young People
  • Confidentiality in Consultations and in Health Services
  • Confidentiality: Formal and Accidental Disclosure
  • Giving and Getting Consent
  • Ethics: Background and its Importance
  • Ethics: Using the Deliberative Process
  • Safeguarding Adolescents

Module 4: Communication and Consultation with Young People

  • Communication Skills in Young People
  • Health Communication and Young People: Setting the Scene
  • Gathering Information and Exploring Sensitive Issues
  • Explaining and Consent
  • Motivating and Empowering

Module 5: Health Promotion and Advocacy

  • Health Promotion in Young People
  • Health Promotion in Clinical Consultations

Module 6: Chronic Conditions and Transitions

  • The Experience of Chronic Illness and Disability During Adolescence
  • Disability in Adolescence
  • Sexuality and Health Risk Behaviours in Chronic Illness and Disability
  • The Expert Young Person/Patient
  • Transition from Child-centred to Adult-centred Health Care
  • Practical Approaches to Transition
  • Developing a Transition Programme 

Module 7: Concordance and Adherence

  • Adherence and Concordance in Young People
  • Practical Approaches to Improving Adherence and Concordance

Module 8: Youth Friendly Services

  • Introduction to Youth Friendly Services
  • Community-based Drop-in Services for Young People
  • Designing Innovative Services for Young People
  • Making Hospital Services Youth Friendly

Module 9: Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Sexual Behaviour in Adolescence
  • Sexual Assault in Young People
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young People
  • Contraception
  • Teenage Parents
  • Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Preventing Pregnancy

Module 10: Self-harm and Common Mental Problems

  • Mental Health and Well-being in Adolescence
  • Introduction to Self-harm
  • The Assessment and Management of Self-harm
  • The Assessment of Common Mental Health Problems
  • Recognising Common Mental Health Problems
  • Management of Common Mental Health Problems
  • Specific Approaches to Managing Common Mental Health Problems

Module 11: Substance Use and Misuse

  • Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse
  • Managing Substance Use Problems in Routine Clinical Practice
  • Substance Misuse: Prevention Strategies

Module 12: Overweight and Underweight

  • Body Shape and Body Image in Adolescence
  • Nutritional Requirements in Adolescence
  • Development of Normal Eating Behaviour
  • Obesity in Young People
  • Public Health and Community Management of Adolescent Obesity
  • Medical Assessment and Management of Obesity
  • Eating Disorders in Young People
  • Assessment of Eating Disorders
  • Management Strategies for Eating Disorders
  • Multidisciplinary Management of Adolescent Obesity

Module 13: Common Medical Problems

  • Introduction to Common Symptoms and Help-seeking
  • Sleep Problems in Adolescence
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndromes in Adolescence
  • Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Adolescence
  • Acne
  • Glandular Fever

Relevant to healthcare professionals working with young people across the world

Covers wide-ranging issues, from mental health to communicating with young people

Highly interactive content, with video clips, case studies and questions

Free trial session

Introduction to Young People Friendly Services

This session introduces the basic elements of young people friendly services. The policy context and evidence for specific young people focused services is explored. The importance of young people’s views is acknowledged as a focus for service improvement.


On completion, you can download and print off a certificate that is endorsed by the relevant professional body.

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Adolescent Health | Training for Paediatrics professionals
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
32 hours
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