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.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program.
Course code: NURS 1163
Length: 38 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.