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General Course Information for HSC330: Health Education & Promotion

Course: HSC330 - Health Education & Promotion
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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.
Course 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.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the relative health effects of environment, socioeconomic conditions, behavior, health services, and biology.
  • Commit to a code of professional ethics when providing services to clients, families and communities under all circumstances.
  • Compare and contrast a medical model of health care delivery with a health promotion and disease prevention approach.
  • Compare and contrast a medical model of healthcare delivery with a health promotion and disease prevention approach.
  • Explain how a team approach that is coordinated, comprehensive and continuous facilitates successful treatment outcomes.
  • Explain the process of active participation in health care from a provider, patient, family, and community perspective.
  • Explain the process of active participation in healthcare from a provider, patient, family, and community perspective.
  • Respect the population’s cultural, social, religious, racial and ethnic diversity in health and disease.
  • Utilize culturally competent strategies and practices that respect the cultural, social, religious, racial, and ethnic diversity of the patient and family regarding disease and their health.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:


Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures