In collaboration 

This course is one of the modules of the Postgraduate Certificate/MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health programme, but is is also offered here as a standalone short course for those of you who are not able to commit to completing the full PG Cert/MSc programme.

This module will cover adolescent medical, social and mental health problems, the approach to the adolescent patient and provision of medical services for adolescents including transitional care. A particular focus will be on the sexual and mental health of adolescents. Specific topics will include- ethical dilemmas and adolescent sexual health, common adolescent gynaecological problems for paediatricians, eating disorders in adolescents, detection of adolescent mental health problems for paediatricians (and GPs and other health professionals), how to set up an adolescent service, the adolescent with disability and causes and consequences of adolescent vulnerability.

Course Aim

Training in adolescent health and well being for health care professionals is essential to ensure that young people accessing our services now and in the future receive age-appropriate care and have a voice in healthcare services provided for them. Adolescent psychosocial, sexual and mental health are key topics that will be addressed in this module for future health outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

The short course will provide healthcare professionals with skills and knowledge needed to communicate effectively with young people and to plan for health services specific to adolescent needs with the aim of  helping young people to lead healthier and more active lives.


All participants will be awarded an Imperial College London Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.

The course has been approved by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for 12 CPD credits.

Delivery mode

Lectures, Workshops

Assessment mode



Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree