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Aims and Learning Outcomes

The module aims to give interprofessional healthcare workers the necessary knowledge and skills to support and understand the issues behaviours and lifestyle encountered during the adolescent phase.

Learn to:
  • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge and understanding of the developmental period of adolescence, the historical perspective and the sub-speciality of adolescentology
  • Demonstrate critical understanding of the development of adolescent behaviour, behavioural models and health beliefs reflecting on the implications for mental health issues
  • Evaluate and critically consider the stages of anxiety, depression, nutritional physiology and eating disorders, reflecting on the particular issues of lifestyle, social and peer pressure in adolescence
  • Systematically analyse the particular skills required for managing the clinical consultation with an adolescent, reflecting advanced evaluation of protocols and guidelines in the context of the adolescent services and models of transition of care
  • Explore and understand the special considerations of adolescents and their role models, including social and peer pressure
  • Evaluate and critically consider national and international documents relating to the delivery of diabetes care; including the National Service Framework standards and delivery strategies and NICE guidelines
  • Reflect on evidence, demonstrating the ability to modify and revise existing judgemental and behaviours where appropriate in the provision of care for adolescents.


Students undertake an assignment to demonstrate more in-depth study, review of the literature and/or critical application of the knowledge and skills gained in the taught part of the module.

A 4,000-word assignment is required to gain 20 CATS credits from the module