PNUR 112 - Health Promotion 1

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 Hours: 30)


Total Weeks: 10


Admission to the Practical Nursing Program.
PNUR 099 Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a  minimum grade of C+ or equivalent.


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 110 Professional Communication 1
PNUR 111 Professional Practice 1
PNUR 113 Variations in Health 1
PNUR 114 Pharmacology 1
PNUR 115 Integrated Nursing Practice 1


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
   - 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 increasing 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:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
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.
6.   Explain how the determinants of health impact individual health and wellness.|
7.   Identify health disparities between Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
8.   Identify the determinants of health of Indigenous populations.
9.   Define cultural sensitivity and awareness in health promotion.
10. Explain the principles of chronic disease management.
11. Describe teaching and learning principles for health promotion across the lifespan.
12. Describe the steps of communicable disease reporting.
13. Describe common normal growth and development theories across the lifespan.
14. Explain the concept of harm reduction
15. Define trauma-informed practice
16. Define health promotion principles in LGBTQ2 care


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 68%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Percentage of Group Work: 0


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