BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-227 - Health Promotion A - 2.00 Credits

PRNS-227 - Health Promotion A - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This introductory course will increase the learners understanding of health promotion within the Canadian context. This includes health enhancement, health protection, disease prevention, health restoration/recovery, care and support. Knowledge of growth and development, health inequities and determinants of health will support the Practical Nursing student to provide culturally appropriate and holistic care.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level A
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission, or Permission of Dept. Head
    Corequisites : PRNS 228, PRNS 226, PRNS 225, PRNS 223, PRNS 222, Program Admission, or Permission of Dept. Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 30
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. NB. Minimum B- grade is required in this course to progress into further PRNS courses. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • explain definitions and concepts related to health promotion;

  • identify and explain epidemiology related to health promotion;

  • explain the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention;

  • provide examples that explain the difference between health promotion and disease prevention;

  • discuss the major components of Canada‚Äôs health care system;

  • discuss client diversity and diversity of health beliefs;

  • explain how the determinants of health impact individual health and wellness;

  • identify health disparities between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people in Canada;

  • identify the determinants of health of Aboriginal populations;

  • define cultural competence in health promotion;

  • explain the principles of chronic disease management;

  • describe teaching and learning principles to health promotion across the lifespan;

  • describe the steps of communicable disease reporting;

  • describe common normal growth and development theories across the lifespan; and

  • explain the concept of harm reduction.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.

  • Medical Dictionary (of your choice).

  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: The NVIT Access to Practical Nursing curriculum materials have been adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education Practical Nursing Program curriculum. Any total or partial reproduction or changing of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from NVIT.

    Education Council approved June 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-227-01     18 Sep 2024 - 29 Nov 2024