Enrolments before 17 Dec 2020 Developed to help trainees develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver effective health care to young people, this course has specifically been designed in the context of the new RACP Basic Training Curricula in Adult Internal Medicine and in Paediatrics and Child Health.

Note: This resource is not accepting any further enrolments. Please enrol in the new Working with Adolescents and Young Adults resource if you have not started this resource yet. Please continue your progress and complete this resource if you have already started it.


Tags: Category 1 Educational Activities

Format: Each topic includes text that is intended to provide an overview of the subject matter. This is supplemented by two readings that allow for deeper exploration of the topic. A list of additional readings is included at the end of each section for trainees who wish to further explore the topic. Charts for the measurement of growth, pubertal status and blood pressure are also included to assist with clinical skills development.


1. Adolescent Development (2 hours)
2. Ethical and Legal Issues (2 hours)
3. Therapeutic Engagement (1 hour)
4. Psycho-Social Assessment (1 hour)
5. Promoting Self Management (2 hours)
6. Transition to Adult Care (1 hour)

Authors: Prof Susan Sawyer, FRACP, Chair, Joint Adolescent Health Committee, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2005-2009) (University of Melbourne)
Version: 1
Release Date: December, 2011 Revised Date: N/A