Health promotion and social medicine

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

This course presents the terminology of health promotion, prevention and social medicine and shows how the management cycle( analyzing, planning, implementing, evaluating) is implemented in health promotion and prevention. The importance of goals and strategies and action plans is explained and theories are illustrated by looking at best practice examples and model projects and programmes. The gender aspect is reflected in all phases. The course contents should be applicable in the personal working context.

Learning outcomes

• The students can
• implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies
• set up their own midwifery business
• contribute new ideas to advance midwifery knowledge
• warrant quality of midwifery health care by implementing new medical evidence acquired in continuing professional development
• represent their own decisions towards the outside
• recognize the scope of midwifery responsibility and assist the physician to provide specialist prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal midwifery care needed in the case of suspected abnormal and dangerous conditions.
• search for evidence based findings in national and international sources
• work according to legal professional standards and economic and ecological principles
• provide independent and process-oriented guidance, advice and care to women and their babies throughout their pregnancy, labour and the puerperium
• respect cultural and religious beliefs, ways of knowing and values
• document consultation and care and evaluate the results
• recognize psychosocial changes and development and initiate the appropriate measures