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HSC 330 Health Education & Promotion

Lead Faculty: Dr. Patric M. Schiltz

Course Description

Focuses on health education, health promotion and clinical preventive services. Strategies for counseling and education, health education theories and practices, and development of learner-centered instructional strategies will be explored. The cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct an appropriate needs assessment for a given client and/or community setting.
  • Identify the major considerations that should be made before developing an educational objective.
  • Write behavioral objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domain for a given concept or content area.
  • Apply appropriate theories and models in instructional strategies selection.
  • Discuss the major considerations in selecting an educational strategy.
  • Develop an appropriate unit of instruction for a given setting and population.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of different instructional strategies.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of distance education, including Internet, in health education.
  • Discuss racial and ethnic disparities and health education and promotion strategies that might be used.
  • Discuss strategies to enhance health education and prevention for special populations.
  • Discuss the recommendations for clinical practice of preventive interventions such as screening tests, counseling interventions, and immunizations, and chemoprophylaxis.
  • Discuss basic principles of epidemiology including morbidity, mortality, prevalence, and incidence.