Nursing 704

NURS 704
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

1. Catalog Entry

NURS 704
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Credit hours (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in Nursing or Permission of Instructor

Explores evidence based health promotion and disease prevention interventions and initiatives targeting population-based health.

2. Detailed Description of Course

Provides an overview of health promotion and disease prevention with an interprofessional focus.  Students will be introduced to theories and models frequently used in health promotion. Data will be used to identify health status of patient populations. Evidence based health promotion and disease prevention interventions and initiatives will be evaluated.    

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Online Course:  Use of appropriate databases to identify health status of populations; Student facilitation of online discussions; Critique of health prevention intervention study; Individual & group presentations; Health promotion project proposal.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

    1) Discuss disease prevention and health promotion initiatives consistent with the Healthy People 2020 objectives.
    2) Analyze theories and models that provide the foundation for health promotion & disease prevention interventions.
    3) Identify relevant and appropriate data and information sources for health promotion/disease prevention in populations.
    4) Apply principles of epidemiology to draw inferences regarding the health status of diverse client populations.
    5) Differentiate between individual or clinical interventions and population level interventions.
    6) Evaluate strategies related to health promotion/disease prevention that are sensitive to culture, gender, ethnicity, and age
    7) Design population interventions for health promotion and disease prevention.

5. Assessment Measures

N/A
 
6. Other Course Information

None.

Review and Approval

May 11, 2015