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Course Syllabus for Health Education

Course Syllabus for Health Education

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Community Health NursingMaster ProgramHealth Education
Course SpecificationsUniversity
: Ain Shams University
Course specificationsPrograms on which the course is given
: Master Program
Department offering the program
: Community Health Nursing
Academic year/Level
: Post Graduate studies, first semester 
Date of specification approval
: May 30
A- Basic InformationTitle
: Health Education Code:…….
Allotted Hours
: 2 hours/week ,for 15 weeks
Total Hours
: 30 hours/ semester 
B- Professional Information1- Course Aim:
One of the major roles of the community health nurse is to provide health education to various groups. It is necessary toequip people, families, and communities with the skills thatwill empower them and enable them to lead healthy lives.Bachelor program provide the community with nurse graduateswho are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes pertinent to health education to raise people’s health awarenessand change their knowledge, attitudes, and health behaviors
Health education course aims at providing Masterprogram students with post basic theoretical framework enabling them to apply educational theoriesand process of learning in the delivery of health education activitiescontributing to health or its recovery for individual, family and the public indifferent community health settings and home visiting through effectivehealth communication and education in health and sickness.
2- Intended learning outcomes from the course:A- Knowledge and understanding:
1.Identify the philosophy, goals, and approaches of health education.2.Define terms relevant to health education.3.Identify the main learning domains and principles of health education.4.Recognize the different learning theories.
Use principles and process of health education in health and sickness.6.Identify the principles of communication.7.Identify the principles of counseling.
Provide health education to individuals, families, and other specificgroups within the community, such as women of reproductive age,youth, and adolescents, based on identified needs.
B- Intellectual skills:
1.Discuss the objectives and different scopes/areas of health education.2.Discuss the process of health education.3.Explain the teaching learning process.4.Discuss factors affecting the learning process.5.Discuss how to assess health education needs of an individual, familyand community.
6.Explain the advantages and disadvantages of health education methods.7.Find out the barriers/limitations facing health education process.8.Discuss the characteristics of the appropriate learning environment.9.Analyze knowledge, attitude, and behavior needed for health education.10.Differentiate the types, characteristics, role and importance of theappropriate health education media.
Discuss the characteristics, and roles of the nurse as effective healtheducator.
C- Professional skills:
Apply the concept of adult learning in teaching community healthworkers and the public at large.
Plan a health education program and counseling sessions to family withDevelopmental health needs or crisis.3.Apply the methods of health education (instructional methods).4.Apply health education techniques and strategies of teaching andlearning process to achieve change in individual’s behavior.5.Design how to use and produce health education media.6.Assess health education programs.7.Plan health education programs.8.Design health education programs.9.Implement health education programs.10.Evaluate health education programs.

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