Adolescent Health Issues

Disordered eating
Psychosocial history (HEADDSS)
Pubertal development
Sexual health
Sexually transmitted infections
Substance use and abuse

  • Recognize adolescence as a unique developmental phase of the paediatric population
  • Describe the typical and atypical timing and progression of sexual maturation
  • Conduct a structured adolescent psychosocial history
  • Describe factors that positively and negatively impact adolescent health
  • Describe risk factors for and the impact of high-risk behaviours on adolescent health
  • Describe the physiologic consequences of disordered eating

Clinical Presentations