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Health Literacy - Improving communication and participation in health and health care delivery

This course will provide you with opportunities to strengthen your understanding of health literacy and how you can support understanding and participation in health.

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About the author

This online module was developed by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) with funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.

What you'll get

At the completion of each module you will be presented with a brief online assessment that will test your underpinning knowledge.

To fully complete the course and claim your full CPD hours, we recommend you also complete the corresponding survey at the end. It only takes a few minutes to complete.

Once you have completed all sections of the course, a certificate will be available next to the course name in the 'My Training' section of APNA Online Learning.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • describe individual health literacy and health literacy of the environment
  • recognise the impact of low health literacy
  • recognise why a 'universal precautions' approach to health literacy can improve understanding of health and access to health services for everybody
  • identify the opportunities to implement health literacy strategies to improve patient understanding and participation in health.

Target Audience

Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.

Estimated Duration

1 hour

$38.50 (AUD) per subscription

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