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This course will develop and deliver physical and mental health of adolescents and youths by appropriately addressing all risk factors and health concerns of this age group in order to ensure their overall growth and development.
Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years – are often thought of as a healthy group. Nevertheless, many adolescents do die prematurely due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses that are either preventable or treatable. Many more suffer chronic ill-health and disability. In addition, many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in adolescence. For example, tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, poor eating and exercise habits, lead to illness or premature death later in life. Thus, the course concludes with key actions concerning adolescents across the full spectrum of health issues. Further, this course provides guidance on adolescent health interventions, priority setting and programming.
Priority Target groups:
 Out of school adolescents
 under-employed and employed adolescents
 Adolescents engaging in risky behaviors
 Orphans, marginalized adolescents in rural and hard to reach areas
 Girls and women
Develop and deliver a comprehensive life skill based information package that focuses on improving health and well being of adolescent and youth.
This course will address several health issues including:
 Health Challenges of Adolescents
 Health Risk Behaviors among Adolescents and Young People
Such as: Injuries, mental health, Smoking, Alcohol, Drug Use, Nutrition, Exercise, Sexual and Reproductive Health
 Burden of Disease in Adolescence
HIV, chronic disease
 Poverty and Adolescent Health
Injuries and violence (including road safety), Hygiene and Sanitation including oral health, Environmental and occupational health of adolescents
 Adolescent Health Interventions

Basic Information:
Program Type: Non-Degree Based
Level Of study: Short-Term Course
School / Faculty: Health
Department: Health Education and Health Promotion
Major (Name Of Program): Adolescent Health Program
This program contact information:
Telephone: 00985131892201
Mobile: 00989155026195
Email Address:
Address: Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Contact Person Name: Dr Nooshin Peyman
Program Detail:
Length of Training:

8 sessions

Language Requirement:

Farsi, English

Admission Requirement:

The course is designed for Master PhDs students, academic staff, national and international health officers and their counterpart advisers and assistants who are involved in the implementation of public health programs.

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