- What are health promotion, prevention, health education, health as a value, investing in health;
- Supervision and health promotion;
- Health promotion fields of activity;
- Physiotherapy and health promotion;
- Promoting a healthy lifestyle;
- Health care promotion in the community;
- Creating health supporting environment;
- Models, approaches, and theories on health promotion;
- Health promotion as a life-long, systematic, multidisciplinary concept;
- Basic concepts of health promotion and maintenance in individuals and the society;
- National and international policies, organizations, programs, projects and approaches relevant to physiotherapy in terms of prevention, health promotion and physical activity promotion;
- Evaluating health promotion and prevention programs.
Objectives and competences:
Help students develop the competences to independently and professionally implement evidence-based interventions.
- learn the basics of health promotion, prevention and health education and how to apply the theoretical principles of health promotion and health education in practice;
- know how to apply the right theoretical, teaching and didactical approaches, and implement activities for health maintenance and promotion of all age groups and at different settings;
- develop the ability to constantly reflect on their work, personal growth, and professional development;
- develop a professional and supportive attitude towards coworkers, students, and other team members.
Knowledge and understanding:
- Awareness of different aspects of health maintenance and promotion.
- Knowledge of the main stages in the health promotion process.
- Knowledge of prevention/health education levels.
- Knowledge and understanding of the main characteristics of evaluation and its applicability.
- Understanding the specific requirements in planning health promotion programs for different groups and individuals and settings.
- Knowledge of the relevant health promotion and physical activity policies, organizations, projects, programs and approaches for physiotherapy.
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