51148 Health Education

Course Description

The course is intended to equip students with relevant experience and the role of nursing in health education (both curative and preventing), skills of promoting and awareness rising, maintains of health prevention of diseases are main component of the course. The course emphasis understand concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention; demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services; demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce health-related risks; analyze the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health; demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health; and demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

Learning Objective

  • Upon completion of this course subject, the students should be able to: Health education is a profession of educating people about health. Health education is the principle by which individuals and groups learn to behave is a manner conductive to the promotion, maintenance or restoration of health.
  • 1. Define health promotion
  • 2. Define health education
  • 3. List principles of health promotion
  • 4. Explain major milestones and documents shaped health promotion
  • 5. Explain models of behavior change
  • 6. Define communication skills
  • 7. Use effective and good communication skills
  • 8. Define counselling
  • 9. Conduct effective counselling
  • 10. Define school health programs
  • 11. List goals and aims of school health programs
  • 12. Explain components of school health programs



Books for this Course

  • Health education & Health Promtion Notes, Abdikadir Aden (2014)
  • Lecture notes, AMREF Health Education
  • a text book of health eduction by ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite