Explore the responsibility of a nurse in public health
Some consider Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing. Within the scientific community she is credited for initiating nursing training and education programmes, but rarely acknowledged as a social reformer and public health campaigner.
Arguably, public health and the promotion of health and well-being is now at the centre of national and global agendas. This course reflects on the value of nurses as promoters of health.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1 – Going upstream
- Determinants of health
- Changing practice
- The future of public health
Week 2 – Health promotion in practice
- The nurse as a promoter of health
- The nurse as a health promoter
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Evaluate the role of the nurse within public health
- Explore the globalisation of public health needs
- Reflect on the value of nurses as promoters of health
Who is the course for?
If you are an experienced nurse wanting or needing to extend the value of nurses as promoters of health, this course is for you.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!
How do degrees work on FutureLearn?
Which program and degree is this course part of?
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