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.

Advanced Population-Based Health Concepts

  • Evaluate major concepts of population-based health.
  • Analyze the concept of community as client.
  • Explain the constructs of the three levels of prevention.

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.

Population-Focused Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Analyze the different steps in the needs-assessment process in population-focused health.
  • Critically analyze various sources of data to determine the community’s health status.
  • Identify community resources.
  • Explain the importance of working with the community to establish priority health needs.

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.

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 community’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.

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