Health Education Theory
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Tervisekasvatuse teooria
Course title in English
Health Education Theory
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Achieving competency in health education and in health promotion universal prevention area, using scientific and most effective concept of critical life skills.
Brief description of the course
Health education standards and curriculum. Effectiveness of health education concepts and short history. Concept of life skills, health education standards. Programs, management, evaluation, strategic planning. Moderation in health education, learning process and strategic planning. Development process of values. Critical life skills. Levels of learning. Beliefs. Self-esteem and health behaviour. Overview of protective factors of health behaviour and the strategy for handling them. International health education.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Is able to choose an effective life skills concept for planning health education.
Is able to explain the components necessary for affecting health behaviour and the strategic principles of teaching them.
Is able to develop/adapt a program in accordance with health education standards.
Is able to explain the development process and principles of protective factors.
Maie Alas