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Determinants of Health (NURS 1163)

This course provides students with an overview of the determinants of health. Health is viewed as a holistic perspective. The World Health Organization definition of health provides direction as to the resources and environmental factors which interact to influence health. Students learn the importance of using a holistic framework to assess multiple factors influencing an individual's health including culture, development, religion, spirituality and psycho-social elements. Students also examine the personal meaning of health and health promotion within the primary health care philosophy of health care delivery. This course also introduces students to the concept of transitions and how individual choices regarding transitions (developmental, health/illness, situational and organizational) have health implications.



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