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DE SOUSA CARVALHO, AmâncioAntónio; DA COSTA RODRIGUES, Vítor Manuel  and  SIMOES DE CARVALHO, Graça. Health education practices of nursing students and of other higher education courses. av.enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.32, n.1, pp.92-101. ISSN 0121-4500.

Practices in Health Education are influenced by the approach that each professional adopts, since they imply a different relationship with the user, shaping the way the approaches develop. Objective: To characterize the Health Education practices of students from three nursing courses and four other higher education courses related to health sector (Medicine) and education (Basic Education Teachers, Childhood Educators and Social Services). Methodology: A descriptive-correlational and cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach, where 709 students participated (62.6 % of the universe), of the 1st and 4th years, who completed a questionnaire developed and validated for this purpose. Results: Only 40.9 % of students indicated they had conducted practical experience during the course, especially the 4th year students. Most of them developed Health Education Often (41.7 %), especially Child health (23.1 %). Students with Broad concept of Health Promotion developed this activity more frequently than the concept Reductionist or Mixed. Students of the three nursing courses practiced health education more often and in more diverse areas than their colleagues from other courses.

Keywords : Health Education; Students; Education; Nursing; Education; Higher.

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