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The Curriculum Outlines Of Health Education

Total period 72 Theory 72 Practice 0

Chapter Contents Total period Theory

Chapter 1 Introduction of Health 6 6


Education
Chapter 2 Measuring Health and Disease 10 10
in Populations
Chapter 3 Strategies of health education 8 8
Chapter 4 Introduction 9 9
Chpter 5 Aim and principles 8 8
Chpter 6 Theories of learning 2 2
Chpter 7: Community organization 6 6
Chpter 8 Communication 12 12
Chpter 9: Education and educational 2 2
methods
Chpter 10 Training 3 3
Chpter 11: Evaluation of health education 1 1
Chpter 12 Role and functions of health 1 1
education specialists
Chpter 13: Practice of health education 3 3
Chpter 14 Research in health education 1 1
Total 72 72

Course Title: Health Education


General description of the course:
The rationale behind designing this course is that the health and medical care setting such as
hospital,nursing home,private clinics, and health centres or health projects where there are
probabilities of utilizing medical graduates,should have health education activities as an
indispensable companent of total medical care. Since medical graduates are more likely to work in
these settings, they need to be equipped with the basic concept and components of patient health
education so as to facilitates health education activities in the medical care settings. Hence,this
course is basically focused on patient-health education management and applied to health and
medical care settings in general and patient in particular.
Health Education is the science of informing people how to achieve and maintain good health;
of motivating them to do so; and of promoting environmental and lifestyle changes to facilitate
their objective.
The course is divided into 3 parts and behavioural objectives are set for each chapter
separately.

General Objectives:
The students will be able to comprehend the role of health education and carry out health
counselling and health education activities
.
Specific and Behavioural Objectives:
Chapter 1 Introduction of Health Education 6 hours
(1) Master the definitions of health, population health, health education and health promotion.
(2) Master the theory of KAP(knowledge, attitude and practice) and KABP(knowledge,
attitude,belief and practice).
(3) Know well the definitions of perception, knowledge, attitude and behavior.
(4) Understand the objectives of health education
Emphasis: Definitions of health, health education
Difficulty: Theory of KAP and KABP

Chapter 2 Measuring Health and Disease in Populations 10 hours


(1) Master the concepts of basic measures of disease and death such as Incidence, Prevalence,
Crude Death rate, Mortality rate ,Life expectancy, etc.
(2) Master the calculation of these measures of disease and death including Incidence, Prevalence,
Crude Death rate, Mortality rate ,Life expectancy, etc.
(3) Master the Determinants of Health: Genetic susceptibility, physical environment, personal
lifestyles and behaviors, Social, cultural and economic factors.
(4) Know well other health indices: Potential years of life lost, Infant mortality rate and so on.
(5) Understand the historic development patterns of diseases in developed and developing
countries.
(6) Understand the efforts and contributions of some famous health care workers in the world in
medicine and disease control.
Emphasis: Incidence, Prevalence, Crude death rate, Mortality rate
Difficulty: Application of the disease indices of Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality rate

Chapter 3 Strategies of health education 8 hours


(1) Master the process of the design of health education planning.
(2) Master the PRECEDE/PROCEED model of health promotion planning that Green proposed.
(3) Know well the strategy of primary health care and its relationship with health education and
health promotion.
(4) Know well the Declaration of Alma-Ata and its aim and contents.
(5) Understand other strategies: health education research, health education for HIV/AIDS,
smoking control, health education for children and teenagers’ health.

Emphasis: The process of the design of health education planning.


Difficulty: Application of the health education planning

Chpter 4 Introduction 9 hours


(1) master the concept of health defined by WHO
(2) master the concept of health education by analysing various definitions
(3) master method to attain positive health
a. primary levels of prevention
b. secondary levels of prevention
c. tertiary levels of prevention
(4) Know well the influential elements of health
a. Health service
b. environment
c. behavior and living model
d. biologic inheritance
(5). understand the different developed stage in facing disease
a. only by feeling
b. by general knowledge
c. by developed various specialized science
d. by using the epidemiological tool
e. by increasing emphasis on prevention of diseases
f. by developing program, promoting health now—health education
(6). discussion
a How to attain a highest level of health?
b How to practice health education? Or how to change knowledge,feelings and behavior of people
for bringing about the best possible state of well being?
(7). Homework
a. discussing in group and give example about physical ,mental and social health
b. Explain influential element of health and list example
c. According to your opinion what’s the reason that some people can’t get medical treatment in
time when they fall sick ,how to improve ?
d. How to practice health education ? Please give example
Emphasis: Definitions of health education
Difficulty: influential elements of health especially in behavior and living model

Chpter 5 Aim and principles of health education 8 hours


(1). master Principles
(2). know well the Essentials of Health education
(3) Discussion
a. What’s the methods to practice health education?
How to make plan ?
Emphasis: Principles

Chpter 6: Theories of learning 2 hours


(1).master the theories of learning defined by Pavlov , Skinner, Thorndike
. master the Education and training theory
Discussion
a. How to create people’s health need?
Emphasis: Theories of learning

Chpter 7: Community organization 6 hours


(1).master the Conception of Community and Community organization
(2). master how to get support from group and community
(3). master steps for acceptance of any new ideas,innovation or behaviour
(4). Know well the Character of individual and community
(5). know well pattern of life in community
(6). Know well steps of program planning
(7). understand Stage of adoption process
(8).understand aim of community organization
(9). understangd Custom and practice in community
Emphasis: Conception of Community and Community organization; steps for acceptance of any
new ideas,innovation or behaviour
Difficulty: how to get support from group and community
Chpter 8: Communication 12 hours
(1). master the concept of communication
(2). rincipal of communication
lements of communication
master essential parts of a process of communication
a. Source
b. Encoding
c. Message
d. Receiver
e. Feed back
(5)master essential points of effective communication
actors influencing communication
Know well methods of communication
Aristotle model
-- Shannon and weaver model
-- Schramm model
-- Berlow model
-- Laegans model
-- Fano model
-- Literer’s model
-- Westly-maclean’s model
understand the role of communication
understand mass communication
Emphasis: Conception of communication
Difficulty: well methods of communication from Aristotle model、Shannon and weaver
model 、Schramm model、Berlow model、Laegans model、Fano model、Literer’s model、Westly-
maclean’s model

Chpter 9: Education and educational methods 2 hours

(1).master the concept of education ,and different between education and learning
(2).know well formal presentation method in educational methods
-- Lecture or speech
-- Dialogue
-- symposium
-- Panel
-- Colloquy
-- Forum
Understand characters of group discussion in educational methods
Emphasis: Conception of education ,and different between education and learning
Chpter 10 Training 3 hours
(1).master the concept of training
(2). Master effective elements of training
(3). Know well the contents of training
-- Curriculum planning
-- Lesson plan
--Training evaluation
-- Programme planning
-- Step in planning
understand three blocks of training phases
Emphasis: Conception of training
Chpter 11: Evaluation of health education 1 hour
(1). master criteria of evaluation
-- Relevance
-- Coverage and progress of health education activities
-- Efficiency—economically feasible and worthwhile
(2). know well aim and purpose for evaluation of health education
Emphasis: criteria of evaluation
Chpter 12: Role and functions of health education specialists 1 hour
(1). master role and functions of health education specialists
(2).understand health education specialists
-- Diagnostician
-- Planner
-- Trainer
-- Coordinator
-- Consultant
-- Evaluator
-- researcher
Emphasis: role and functions of health education specialists
Chpter 13: Practice of health education 3 hours
(1).master contents for integration of health education in health program
(2). Know well steps to develop health education model
(3). Know well step to develop health education components
(4). understand example: health education in national malaria education program
understand example:health education for leprosy council program
Emphasis: contents for integration of health education in health program
Difficulty: step to develop health education components
Chpter 14 Research in health education 1 hour
(1). master steps in research
(2).ontent of research designs
(3).master the content of research report
types of research designs
echniques for collection of data
the formulation of a research design
understand category of research in health education
understand distinct areas of research in health education
Emphasis: ontent of research designs;steps in research
Difficulty:echniques for collection of data