Population-focused Health Care – nur544 (3 credits)
Theories, principles, and strategies of population-based health care are used to design, implement, and evaluate services and plans of care to promote, maintain, and restore health in a defined population. Students focus on population aggregates in structured or unstructured settings across care environments. Strategies to evaluate health outcomes and costs of care are emphasized.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Population-Focused Assessment and Diagnosis
- Explain the importance of working with the community to establish priority health needs.
- Identify community resources.
- Analyze the different steps in the needs-assessment process in population-focused health.
- Critically analyze various sources of data to determine the communityÃ¢â¬â¢s health status.
Legislation, Policy, and Funding in Population-Focused Health
- Analyze the impact of legislation and policies on population-focused health.
- Evaluate the impact of funding for population-focused health.
Advanced Population-Based Health Concepts
- Explain the constructs of the three levels of prevention.
- Evaluate major concepts of population-based health.
- Analyze the concept of community as client.
Planning a Population-Focused Health Program
- Formulate measurable outcome goals and objectives.
- Evaluate organizations within a community for partnership opportunities.
- Determine an appropriate intervention(s) to improve the communityÃ¢â¬â¢s health status.
Program Implementation and Evaluation
- Describe the actualization of a population-focused health program in a specific community.
- Analyze methods of program evaluation.
Application of Population-Focused Theories and Models
- Compare and contrast various population-focused models and theories.
- Synthesize a model or theory of health promotion into the practice of population-focused health nursing.
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