Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad determinants of health, principles of
genetics and genomics, and descriptive, statistical, scientific, and other data sources as
a foundation for evidence-based practice in the planning, delivery, management, and
evaluation of care to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
2. Formulate client-centered and culturally appropriate strategies in the planning,
management, and evaluation of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions
and/or services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
3. Apply concepts, including organization of clinical and public health systems, health
economics, genetics and genomics, health information management, interprofessional
collaboration, workforce development and ethical frameworks to advance equitable
and efficient prevention services, and promote effective population health policy.
4. Analyze how healthcare policies influence the structure and financing of healthcare,
clinical practice, and health outcomes.
5. Examine the effect of legal and regulatory processes on nursing practice, healthcare
delivery, and patient outcomes.
6. Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts in the development of
culturally and linguistically appropriate health education and communication strategies
and interventions for individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
7. Explore partnerships that assure the effective coordination, delivery, and evaluation of
clinical prevention and health promotion interventions and/or services to individuals,
families, and aggregates/identifies populations across care environments and the health
Course Content Areas:
Health policy/promotion and disease prevention
● Conceptual definitions and practice applications
● Leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the US
● Overview of Millennium Goals, Sustainable Development Goals
● National health promotion goals (Healthy People 2020)
● Leading health indicators, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
● Health policy, implications, and delivery in the US and globally
● Healthcare workforce
● Ethical issues
Human diversity and social issues in health policy/promotion and disease prevention
● Determinants of health
● Basic concepts in cultural diversity
● Issues of race, class, and gender in healthcare
● Communities/aggregates/populations at risk
● Culturally sensitive health care
● Trauma informed healthcare