NURS 303 - Health Promotion
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0
Prerequisite(s): UNIV 300 , ALHT 202 or MATH 115 , NURS 300
Current trends in health promotion and clinical preventive care across the lifespan are examined. Specific and evidence-based guidelines for assisting clients to maintain/improve health and/or prevent illness are reviewed. Attention is given to the roles of the health care provider and care recipient in screening, communication, and counseling. The use of complementary and alternative therapeutics in assisting clients to achieve goals of health promotion is examined and evaluated based on research findings related to selection of therapeutics and measurement of expected outcomes. Choices of social media are analyzed as a method for health promotion education.
Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
- Apply theoretical and conceptual models of health-related behavior, risk factors, health promotion, and illness prevention in both internal and external environments to individuals, families, and groups throughout the life span, considering factors such as age and cultural background.
- Examine empirical basis for selected complementary (non-pharmacological) therapeutics and application in Western medicine and medical treatment.
- Evaluate appropriateness of complementary therapeutics for assisting clients to achieve goals of health promotion and/or symptom attenuation.
- Develop appropriate plans of health promotion and clinical preventive care education for individuals and groups of clients from diverse ethnic and sociocultural backgrounds through the use of social media campaigns and community health fairs.
- Design outcome measures appropriate for selected evidence-based therapeutic interventions related to healthy lifestyles.