Teaching Strategies for Health Education and Health Promotion


Nursing Care



Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical exercises:


Contact hours – clinical practice:


Holder of subject:

Dr Vesna Čuk, Senior Lecturer, asistent
Mateja Bahun, Lecturer

Education providers:

  • Dr Vesna Čuk, Senior Lecturer, asistent
  • Mateja Bahun, Lecturer
  • Tanja Torkar, Lecturer

Level of study:

First Bologna cycle professional education study program





Subject specific competences:

The student:

  • Recognize health education as a method of work, its place in nursing and in the health care system.
  • Recognize levels, activities areas and approaches in health education.
  • Recognize health promotion, approaches and methods  of work in health promotion.
  • Acquire knowledge on basics of pedagogics including  didactics,  special pedagogics and counseling.
  • Recognize theoretical approaches in helping people to change their lifestyle.
  • Acquire knowledge about the organisation, implementation and normatives of existing health educational programmes in the health care system.
  • Is able to identify requirements for specific contents of health education and prepare a health educational programme which includes these contents.

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Hoyer S. Pristopi in metode v zdravstveni vzgoji. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za zdravstvo, 2005.

Recommended references:
  • Kiger MA. Teaching for health. London: Elsevier; 2004.
  • Kristančič A. Svetovanje in komuniciranje. Ljubljana: Združenje svetovalnih delavcev Slovenije; 1995.
  • Mavilee JA, Huerta CG. Health promotion in nursing. New York: Thomson Delmar Learning; 2007.
  • Payne S, Walker J. Psihologija v zdravstveni negi. Ljubljana: Educy; 2002.
  • Hurrelmann K, Klotz T, Haisch J. Lehrbuch Pravention und Gesundheiitsforderung. Auflage 2. Bern: Huber; 2007.
  • Brieskorn Zinke M. Gesundheitsforderung in der Pflege. Ein Lehr und Lern und Lernbuch zur Gesundheit (Kohlhammer Pflege Wissen und Praxis). Auflage 3. Stuttgart, Berlin, Koln: Kohlhammer; 2006.

Study obligations:

  • 30% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • submitted and presented seminar work

Assessment methods

  • written examination - 80%
  • preparation and implementation of a health educational project - 20%