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Course Code: 
NHS 355
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Course Language: 
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
Teach the health and health promotion concept, models and current approaches, and the role of health promotion in fostering good health and quality of life. Teach the knowledge about how to develop a health promotion program in different fields.
Course Content: 

This course focuses on health prevention and health promotion of the individual, family and community.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration 11. Brain storming 12. Home work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Midterm 2. Final exam 3. Labratory work assessment 4. Project study evaluation 5. Field work evaluation 6. Clinical practice evaluation 7.Assignment/reports evaluation 8. Seminary evaluation 9. Learning diary

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Explain global health problems 1,2,3 1,2,3,21 2,7
Explain health promotion concepts 1,2,3 1,2,3,21 2,7
Describe the risky groups in the community 1,2,3 1,2,3,21 2,7
Able to plan a health promotion program for spesific groups 1,2,3 1,2,3,21 2,7


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 The concept of health prevention and promotion Related literature
2 Globalization and health Related literature
3 Health promotion and social marketing Related literature
4 Informatics and media in health promotion Related literature
5 Health literacy, health communication and health promotion Related literature
6 Obesity and its management in Türkiye and world Related literature
7 The phytotherapy in health promotion Related literature
8 The management of perinatal issues and health promotion Related literature
9 Rational drug use and health promotion Related literature
10 Client-centered health promotion applications in health centers/hospitals Related literature
11 The management of interpersonal interaction issues and health promotion Related literature
12 The models of health promotion Related literature
13 The supportive environment and health promotion Related literature
14 Planning health promotion programs Related literature
15 General Assessment and Feedbacks  


Recommended Sources

Textbook 1. Edelman CL,Kudzma EC, Mandle CL.: Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, Elsevier-Mosby, 8th ed., 2014.

2. Health promotion: disciplines, diversity, and development. Robin Bunton and Gordon Macdonald(Eds). London ; New York: Routledge, 2nd ed., 2002.

3. Polan EU, Taylor DR. Journey across the life span: Human development and health promotion.Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2nd ed., 2003.

4.Promoting health through schools: report of a WHO Expert Committee on Comprehensive

School Health Education and Promotion. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1997.

5.Geist-Martin P, Ray EB, Sharf BF. Communicating health: personal, cultural, and political

complexities. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. , 2003.

6.Murray, R.B., Zentner, J.P. Health Promotion Strategies Through the Life Span, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.2001.

Additional Resources Course notes to be provided by the instructor


Material Sharing

Documents Related literature, data bases
Assignments Health promotion program planning
Exams Final, Assisgnment asessment



Assignment 1 50
Final EXAM 1 50
Total   100
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.         X
2 Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.         X
3 Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.         X
4 Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.     X    
5 Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.     X    
6 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.     X    
7 With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.     X    
8 Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.     X    
9 Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.     X    
10 They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.     X    



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 3 45
Assisgnment 2 15 30
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     123
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,92
ECTS Credit of the Course     5