PNUR 232 - Health Promotion 3

This course is focused on health promotion as it relates to the continuum of care across the lifespan. Health promotion in the context of mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities and maternal /child health is highlighted. Normal growth and development from conception to middle adulthood is addressed.


Hours: 36 (Lecture Hours: 36)


Total Weeks: 8


Successful completion of all Level 2 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience 2


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 230: Professional Communication 3
PNUR 231: Professional Practice 3
PNUR 233: Variations in Health 3
PNUR 235: Integrated Nursing Practice 3


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
    - Normal growth and development - conception to middle adulthood
    - Continuum of care for maternal/child health client
    - Teaching and learning
    - Continuum of care for clients experiencing mental illness
    - Substance abuse
    - Health promotion strategies for clients with mental illness and physical or developmental disabilities
    - Promotion of safety for clients experiencing mental illness
    - Families experiencing violence
    - Public health services
    - Resource allocation/inequities
    - Illness prevention: Immunization
    - Harm reduction
    - Principles of trauma-informed practice
    - Cultural safety across the continuum of care
    - LGBTQ2 care
    - Normal physiological changes related to pregnancy


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.   Identify normal patterns of growth and development from conception to middle adulthood
2.   Provide examples of public health services available to pregnant women in the community
3.   Describe health promoting strategies for the postpartum client and newborn.
4.   Provide examples of mental health/illness services available to clients in the community
5.   Describe how culture may impact utilization of mental health resources
6.   Compare the level of mental health services from urban to rural areas
7.   Explore examples of harm reduction activities
8.   Discuss disparities in the delivery of community health services in BC including LGBTQ2 care
9.   Identify and describe health promotion activities for clients living with mental illness and those living with disabilities
10. Analyze the impact of cultural safety and trauma-informed practice to support mental health
11. Give examples of teaching and learning strategies for care in the community
12. Discuss the impact of immunization in health promotion


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.