User:Anmafran/Lesson Handout for Health Promotions in Primary Care Settings

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General Objectives

At the end of this course the student should be able to describe the principles of  Health Promotions in specific outreach settings


By the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Distinguish between Health Education and Health Promotion
  • Identify various levels of health care settings
  • Distinguish between communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases
  • Distinguish between chronic health issues and acute health issues.
  • Explain the function and role of Health Promotion in the control and prevention of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) or other lifestyle diseases.
  • Explain the concept of outreach service, and identify different models or settings that exist
  • Identify the major stakeholders in outreach health services
  • Identify tools and equipment required for the succesful outreach service
  • Describe the surveillance, or other monitoring and evaluation methodologies  available to practitioners in outreach primary care settings .



The course outline describes modules to be taught during a thirteen (13) week period. Week Eight (8) will feature an

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In course project assessment

, while in week 13 the course will facilitate

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Final Group Project Assessment - Execution of Health Outreach Services in Actual Primary Care

settings. Both are to be evaluated by the Assigned Course Tutor and at least two (2) but no more than four(4) accredited practicing professionals in the field of Health Promotion or Aliied Health & Clinical Fields


1 Introduction
       1.1  Health Promotion and Health Education 
2.Common characteristics of Communicable diseases;
       2.1 Classification of communicable disease 
       2.2  Common characteristics of Non-Communicable diseases 
       2.3  Chronic disease versus Acute Diseases 
       2.4  Lifestyle Diseases  - where the two become one body??? 
3. Health Care Settings: what are they?
       3.1  Various Characteristics of primary care settings.
       3.2  Choosing the best settings for Health Interventions
4. The Intervention Team - who is who?
       4.1  The Gate Keepers 
       4.2  The interdisciplinary team 
       4.3 The voluntary client and the referred client 
       4.4 The unseen or unexpected client 
5. Communications Strategies for outreach settings
       5.1  Choosing a health message objective 
       5.2   Characteristics of effective written health communications 
       5.3   Using word of mouth to promote change 
       5.4  Audio-Media Techniques for succesful health interventions 
6. Monitoring and Screening protocols
       6.1 Tools and Equipment for the Screening and interventions  
       6.2 The Role of Technology in Health Promotion for Outreach Services 
7. Methods for Montoring and feedback
       7.1  Measurement models for health promotions initiatives
       7.2  Linking to epidemiological surveillance