8954.24 - Health promotion and preventive nursing in society

Course number
Health promotion and preventive nursing in society
For students to acquire understanding of the significance of health promoting and preventive nursing for public health.
Contents of the theory component: · Nursing competences and skills in relation to public health · The concepts of illness and health · Health promotion and prevention, lifestyle, mode of life, social network and social inequality. · Health competence · Health pedagogy · Empowerment · Capacity to act · Resilience · Ethics in health promotion and prevention · Stress and health · Physical and psychological working environment · Environmental impacts on health · Health policy · National and international measures and plans · Communication · Basic concepts in epidemiology and statistics · Quantitative research methods and their characteristics · Discussing quantitative scientific articles · Evidence in health disciplines Contents of the clinical component: · Observing the health promotion and prevention role of nurses in society.
Learning and teaching approaches
Teaching and learning is organised as alternating lectures, dialogue, group work and self-study.
Learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the module can demonstrate ability to: · Explain concepts and theory in public health science · Describe the impact of social inequality on health · Explain significant risk factors that can cause disease · Explain factors that impact on lifestyle changes · Describe risk factors in relation to drug, alcohol and medication abuse · Explain significant tools in health pedagogy · Describe consideration in relation to communicating with non-professionals · Describe health policy based on health policy plans · Describe national and international measures in relation to health promotion and prevention · Discuss nurses’ competences and skills in relation to health promotion and prevention · Explain the impact of working environment on health · Describe environmental impacts on health · Describe the most common qualitative research methods in health research · Describe significant concepts in statistics and epidemiology · Describe the concept evidence in health disciplines · Analyse factors and measures that promote and preserve health and prevent disease
Assessment method
The examination is a written assignment.
Marking scale
Refer to the course plan
Sonja Nielsen