APNP 132 – Health Promotion A

This introductory course will increase the learner’s 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 Nurse to provide culturally appropriate and holistic care.


Hours: 30 (Lecture: 30 hours)




Non-Course Prerequisites:


APNP 130, APNP 131, APNP 133, APNP 134, APNP 135


Course Content:
- Canada’s health care system.
- Holistic health
- Wellness and health.
- Determinants of health.
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
- Health promotion in Canada.
- Normal growth and development across the lifespan.
- Chronic disease management.
- Understanding health disparities.
- Diversity in health beliefs, including Indigenous and increasingly multicultural populations.
- Cultural sensitivity and awareness in health promotion.
- Introduction to health statistics and epidemiology.
- Teaching and learning in health promotion.
- Communicable diseases and epidemiology.
- Harm reduction.
- Trauma-informed practice.
- Health literacy.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain definitions and concepts related to health promotion
2. Identify and explain epidemiology related to health promotion
3. Explain the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
4. Provide examples that explain the difference between health promotion and disease prevention.
5. Discuss the major components of Canada’s health care system
6. Discuss client diversity and diversity of health beliefs.
7. Explain how the determinants of health impact individual health and wellness
8. Identify health disparities between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people in Canada
9. Identify the determinants of health of Indigenous populations
10. Define cultural competence in health promotion
11. Explain the principles of chronic disease management
12. Describe teaching and learning principles to health promotion across the lifespan
13. Describe the steps of communicable disease reporting
14. Describe common normal growth and development theories across the lifespan
15. Explain the concept of harm reduction
16. Define trauma-informed practice
17. Define health promotion principles in LGBTQ2 care.


Grading System: Percentage Grades


Passing Grade:  68%


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.