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NUR3541 - Health teaching and promotion

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor Karen Francis


Not offered in 2007


Health education and promotion are essential aspects of the role of the professional nurse. This unit explores the principles underpinning health promotion as a strategy to improve health status of nations through a process that empowers individuals, groups and populations. In addition, educative and motivational processes are explored to assist you develop skills that will allow you to be an effective promoter of health. As you work through this unit, you will gain an understanding of these processes and their application in practice.


The aim of this unit is to equip professional nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to develop their role as a promoter of health, in the context of their future and current work environments. On completion of this unit and further reading, the student is expected to be able to:

  1. describe health promotion;
  2. discuss the role of the nurse in the promotion of health;
  3. identify factors which influence the health teaching and promotion process;
  4. discuss factors to be considered when developing health education and promotion programs for individuals, groups and vulnerable populations;
  5. develop health promotion programs;
  6. develop tools for evaluating the effectiveness of health promotion programs; and
  7. identify strategies for advocating on behalf of individuals, groups and populations.


Assignments: 100% (40%