Health promotion and methods

Study field:  

Holder of subject:

Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Helena Jeriček Klanšček, Assistant professor
  • Dr Saška Roškar, Assistant professor

Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical training:


Other forms of organized study work:


Individual student work:



Level of study:

Second cycle study program Advanced Nursing Care





Subject specific competences:


Help students develop the competences to independently and professionally implement evidence-based interventions.

  • learn the basics of health promotion and how to apply the theoretical principles and methods of health promotion in practice;
  • learn how to approach specific situations of different subjects independently, critically, and professionally;
  • know how to apply the right theoretical and didactical approaches, and implement activities for health maintenance and promotion of all age groups;
  • develop the ability to solve problems professionally and by using interdisciplinary approaches;
  • develop the ability to constantly reflect on their work, personal growth, and professional development;
  • know how to prepare promotional programs or interventions
  • know how to use theory in practice
  • develop a professional and supportive attitude towards coworkers, students, and other team members.

Mandatory and recommended references:






  • Bajt, M., Jeriček Klanšček, H., 2017. Priprava programov promocije zdravja po korakih in evalvacija. Ljubljana: Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje.
  • Brownson, R.C., Baker, E.A., Deshpande, A.D. & Gillespie, K.N., 2018. Evidence-based Public Health. 3 rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Clavier, C. & Leeuw, E., 2013. Health Promotion and the Policy Process. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Edelman, C.L. & Mandle, C,L., 2006. Health Promotion throughout the Life Span. 6th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Evans, D., Coursaftiki, D. & Fathers, C.P., 2017. Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students. 3 rd ed. London: Learning Matters.  
  • Jeriček, Klanšček, H., Furman, L., Roškar, S., Bajt, M., 2017. Evalvacija programa promocije duševnega zdravja v šolskem okolju. Ljubljana: Nacionalni inštitut za javno zdravje,
  • Kemm, J., 2015. Health Promotion: Ideology Discipline and Specialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Naidoo, J. & Wills, J., 2012. Foundations for Health Promotion. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Baillière Tindall/Elsevier.
  • Nutbeam, D., Harris, E. & Wise, M., 2010. Theory in a nutshell : a practical guide to health promotion theories. Sydney : [s. n.].
  • Pender N., Murdaugh C., Parsons M.A., 2011. Health promotion in Nursing Practice. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2011.
  • Wills, J., 2007. Promoting health. Oxford, Malden: Blackwell Pub.
  • Mavilee, J.A., Huerta, C.G., 2008. Health promotion in nursing. New York: Thomson Delmar Learning.
  • Edelman, C.L., Mandle, C.L., 20014. Health Promotion, Throughout the life span. 8th ed. Missouri: Mosby.
  • Tones, K., Green, J., 2004. Health Promotion, Planning and Strategies. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:


Assessment methods:

  • Applicative project/essay/ Coursework with presentation - 100%

Teaching methods:

Problem based learning, discussion, group work, role play.