Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 10 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)


Investing in the health and development of adolescents is essential for achieving the millennium development goals, promoting public health and ensuring economic development. Not only do adolescents suffer significant mortality and morbidity, but most adult health problems, from HIV to lung cancer and heart disease, have their roots in attitudes and behaviours that start during the second decade of life. There is increasing evidence for effective interventions to improve adolescents’ health and development, and growing consensus about priorities for action, in terms of what needs to be done and how.

However, there is an urgent need to develop the capacity to do what needs to be done, particularly in countries where the needs are greatest and the resources most limited. The course is organised and taught by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Public Health Foundation of India, UNFPA, and UNICEF.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Course content

  • Adolescence and adolescent development
  • Theories of risk, vulnerability, resilience and behaviour change
  • Epidemiological methods and data specific to adolescent health
  • Frameworks for understanding and prioritizing health sector interventions for adolescent health
  • Steps to develop and improve health sector policies and plans
  • for adolescent health: situation analysis, surveillance,
  • monitoring, evaluation and adolescent participation
  • Approaches to reviewing evidence and carrying out research on adolescent health and development
  • Challenges in adolescent health: including sexual and reproductive health, drugs and alcohol, mental health, nutrition, injuries, violence, infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • Current focus and priorities of international agencies

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

The course has been designed for mid-career professionals who have experience in adolescent health and current responsibilities for health sector interventions in low and middle income countries. This may include health professionals, programme implementers and policy makers, as well as researchers with a specific interest in adolescent health. The course will have a public health rather than a clinical medicine orientation. Applicants should have a good command of English, as all teaching will be in English.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 2120 International
  • GBP 2120 EU/EEA

The fee for 2017 is £2,120.00. This fee will cover participation in the course and the course materials. It will not include travel costs, accommodation and meals.


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