PATIENT EDUCATION & HEALTH PROMOTION
2011/2012, Semester 1
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
describe and understand factors that affect health and health related behaviours.
understand concepts of health education and health promotion.
apply communication and counselling strategies in health education and health promotion.
use social and behavioural science theories to change health behaviours
plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programmes in a health care setting
This module aims to teach students the concepts and principles of patient education and health promotion. At the completion of this module social & behavioural science theories and strategies for communication and counselling will be taught to enhance the students’ understanding of factors that affect health and identify risk factors that can lead to health impairment.
Advanced Practice Nurses need to be prepared to manage chronic conditions in tertiary and community healthcare settings. Knowledge and skills related to health education are essential for APNs to promote health through health education.
Health and Health-Related Behaviours
Understanding Health Literacy
Ethical Issues in Health Promotion
Health Communication and Counselling
Principles of Adult Learning and Teaching
Assessment of Individual/Community needs for Health Education & Promotion
Planning Health Education Programmes
Implementing Health Education Programmes
Evaluating Health Education Programmes
Conducting Programmes in specific areas of Health Education
ASSESSMENT POLICIES FOR STUDENTS
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures.
Tutorial & Skills Laboratory Attendance
Tutorial and sklls laboratory attendance are compulsory. Student should provide
proper documentary evidence to the module coordinator within three (3) days from
Using APA Format
In text citation and reference lists should follow the American Psychological
Association (APA) format. Copies of the latest version of the
Publication Manual of
the American Psychological Association is available at the NUS library.
The e-resource reference is
point presentation is available).
Plagiarism is a serious offence and in breech of the Copyright Act. For the
university position on plagiarism, please refer to
. You may also refer to the
Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL)
All students submitting written assignments in any form are required to attach to their
assignment a copy of the TURNITIN report and a signed copy of the plagiarism
declaration form (refer to Appendix 1) indicating the student's pledge that all work in
the assignment is their own, and that they have acknowledged all sources of
information used to develop the assignment.
Students are required to keep a soft and hard copy of their assignment submitted for
grading. ALCNS faculty members are not responsible if the student is unable to
produce a duplicate of any submitted assignment, should the student’s assignment
be inadvertently lost or destroyed. Due care will be taken with all submitted
Late written assignments and other assessment submission will automatically incur a
penalty of ten percent (10%) per day of the maximum mark of the assessment item.
Students are required to submit all components of module assessment, regardless of
whether a piece of assessment is late, to be eligible for a final grade for the module.
The following textbooks are fully recommended for use in the subject:
Understanding health promotion
Keleher H, MacDougall C, Murphy B.
Oxford University Press
It is still on order at the bookshop and expected to be available in the week of 15
Principles and foundations of health promotion and education
Cottrell R, Girvan J, McKenzie J.
Pearson Benjamin Cummings
30 copies of this text are waiting in the bookshop for purchase – its around $37
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition
American Psychological Association
This is just an all round useful resource but you need to pre-order it from the bookshop.