University Students

Engaging university students to improve asthma control and prevent tobacco smoking in young people in high schools, especially in areas of disadvantage and with high Aboriginal populations.

You will have the opportunity to:
- Be involved in an evidence based, peer-led program to improve self-management of asthma and prevent smoking uptake in high school students.
- Contribute to improving the health of young people in high schools, in particular disadvantaged communities.
- Learn skills for educating young people about asthma.
- Put your new educational skills into practice through training high school students.
- Have fun and gain credit at the same time.

Key learning objectives:
1. University students work effectively and safely in an inter-professional team. Health and allied health students learn together during training workshops and work in small teams to educate high school students. In turn, they experience and develop an appreciation of the value of inter-professional collaboration.
2. University students engage in a community-based setting. Health and allied health students participate in a health promotion, community engagement, and disease prevention activity in high schools with disadvantaged young people.

What does it involve?

Triple A Educators

Triple A Educators at the training workshop

Day 1: Triple A Educators Workshop
University students participate in two half-day training workshops for University Students which provides practical experience in working with adolescents, and at the same time helps consolidate knowledge about asthma and its management. University students will build resilience of the students to resist tobacco smoking.

Day 2: Triple A Peer Leaders Workshop in a High School. In small groups, university students will conduct a one day training workshop for Year 10 students to be Triple A Peer Leaders for the program at a high school.

Assessment: Individual academic report or an equivalent activity (i.e. conference presentation or poster, journal publication) related to the Triple A program.