Modules on Aboriginal Peoples’ Experiences of Colonization and Racism as They Relate to Health and Health Care

  • Online Module
  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description: The purpose of these modules is to reflect on Aboriginal peoples’ experiences of colonization and racism as these relate to health and health care. The modules are designed for nurses, nursing students and nursing instructors, as well as other health and human service workers, to explore the concept of cultural safety as […]

More

Simulation in Community Health Theory Courses: Taking in the Big Picture

  • Journal Article

Teaching Strategy Description: Though simulation is widely used for acute care practice, it can also be applied to theory classes in public health. A simulation manikin was used in a junior-level course in a low-fidelity exercise, and the manikin was used in a medium-fidelity exercise with senior students. Medium Fidelity: Early in the course, the […]

More

Privilege Walk

  • Textbook
  • Website

Teaching Strategy Description:  Students line up against the back wall of the classroom. The instructor reads out a variety of life circumstances, opportunities, and setbacks and students step forward for positive circumstances and back for negative ones, as they apply to their life or the life of a person they are representing. By the end, […]

More

Public Health Practicum: Mini-documentary

  • Journal Article
  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description: Students are matched with diverse agency partners to work on a variety of health promotion projects in their public health nursing practicum course. The projects span bringing preventative health teaching to non-health and marginalized settings (e.g. community centres, low income neighborhoods), community organizing to address social determinants of health (e.g. with groups […]

More

Effects of Culture & Geography on Health in Remote Communities

  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description: Students travel to different rural and remote northern Aboriginal communities, including one week of immersion in a remote community, giving students the opportunity to learn about the influence of culture and geography on health.  There are in-class learning activities on cultural competence, cultural safety, health status indicators, etc., to prepare them for […]

More

Applying Public Health Ethics to Current Events

  • Textbook
  • Website

Teaching Strategy Description: Students examine theories of public health ethics and their application to population health scenarios and consider how promotion of health equity may conflict with individual or group rights.  In seminar, they apply public health decision-making frameworks and principles of relational ethics to current situations, such as the Ebola outbreak in 2014, including […]

More

Simulating Dirty Bomb Aftermath for Disaster Preparedness

  • Online Module
  • Website

Teaching Strategy Description: This is an online simulation activity that requires students to put the skills they have learned in class to use in a simulated scenario: the aftermath of a dirty bomb detonation. The simulation looks at decontamination, mass fatalities operational sites, and the community assistance centre role. Teaching Context: Lecture on disaster preparedness […]

More

Planning & Implementing Clinical Health Promotion Activities during Practicum

  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description: Students incorporate the values and principles of Primary Health Care (PHC) and the Ottawa Charter (OC) processes and strategies when planning and implementing clinical health promotion activities during their clinical placements. Group discussions focus on PHC and the OC, and the significance of access to formal and informal social support networks for […]

More

Reflective Reader Groups

  • Textbook

Teaching Strategy Description: Students are responsible for facilitating group discussion by developing 5 – 6 questions that integrate the core concepts of the readings with community practice placements. The reflective reader strategy integrates weekly readings, media presentations, practice placements examples and critical thinking with specific weekly concepts. Teaching Context: Third year course: Community and Societal […]

More

Public Health Agency of Canada: Skills Online

  • Online Module

Skills Online is a continuing education program developed by, and offered through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). It offers a collection of self-directed and facilitated modules that help build the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada: Release 1.0 (PHAC, 2007). The Modules contain content specific […]

More