Courses Catalogue

Health Education

COURSE CODE: PHD 1207
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 2
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Clinical Medicine and Community Health, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Allied Health Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

I) Lectures (20 Hours)

i) Meaning of health and Fundamental of teaching/ learning process (10 hours)
a)      Health education, health education & health promotion
b)      Historical perspectives of health promotion
c)      Purpose of health education
d)     Learning theories & models
e)      Characteristics of learning
f)       Characteristics of teaching
g)      Basic domains
h)      General principles of learning & teaching.
i)        Teaching strategies
j)        Learning Activities

ii) The client education process (10 Hours)
a)      General purpose of client teaching.
b)      Identification of educational needs.
c)      Patient assessment.
d)     Goal setting.
e)      Planning considerations
f)       Plan of presentation
g)      Implementation
h)      Evaluation

II) Tutorials (10 Hours)
a)      The health belief model (2 Hours)
b)      Planning and execution of a health education talk (2  Hours)
c)      Supervised  and assessed Mock health education sessions (4  Hours)
d)     Audience analysis (2 Hours)

iii) Practical (15 Hours)
The students will develop and execute a supervised health education session in a nearby health facility or school.

Teaching/learning methods
a)      Interactive lecture
b)      Active discussions,
c)      Case studies
d)     Assignment

Teaching/learning methods 
a)      Active discussions,
b)      Case studies
c)      audiovisual recording
d)     overhead and slide projectors