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Building a Culture of Health

In this course learners will explore the ways of building a culture of public health into their area of nursing practice.

Building a Culture of Health
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Public health and health promotion essentially concern change and influencing policy and working with strategic partners provides a context within which nurses can further develop their public health promoting role. Learners will also assess drivers for change to improve health and review and consolidate how they can advance a culture of public health within their own area of practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • A conceptual model for building a culture of health
  • Assessing the impact of health in policies
  • Skills for leading in public health
  • Strategic partnerships for health
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Assessing readiness for change
  • Review and consolidate the nurses role in public health promoting practice

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the concept of health impact assessment as a tool for decision making
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the implications of influence, the nature of power and communication for leading public health and health improvement
  • Assess critically the importance, value and challenges of strategic partnerships in addressing public health priorities
  • Evaluate drivers and restraining forces for managing change for health
  • Evaluate challenges to enhancing the nurses’ public health promoting role

Who is the course for?

Coventry University MSc Nursing students.

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.

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Coventry University, where I teach public health, and a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. I have an interest in child and family health and wellbeing.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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