Health Education and Health Promotion

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.

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School of Health and Human Services

“Our faculty members are nationally recognized across a broad spectrum of health profession disciplines and prepare students for success in the ever-evolving health care field.”
School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively