Skip main navigation

£199.99 £139.99 for one year of Unlimited learning. Offer ends on 28 February 2023 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply

Find out more

Summary of Week 1

Summary of the week's learning and key issues in the field of adolescent health from Professor David Ross.
DAVID ROSS: So that was the week on the health of adolescents and young people. I hope that we’ve convinced you that adolescent health is a global public health priority, and that there’s more to it than just sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Next week we’ll be turning to reproductive health, as one of the key changes during adolescence is that the individual becomes sexually mature and able to reproduce.

We hope that you enjoyed learning about the health of adolescents and young people and now understand its importance to and impact upon the lifecycle.

In Week 2 we move on to reproductive health, focusing on issues relating to family planning. Reproductive health is key in adolescence as an individual reaches sexual maturity and is able to reproduce.

When you feel happy with the material and ideas covered in a step, please ‘Mark as complete’. If you’ve been doing this you can check your progress using the ‘Progress’ tab at the top of each page.

If you’ve enjoyed this course so far and are keen to explore further study, why not check out our distance learning programme in Demography and Health?

This article is from the free online

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education