Are health education courses competitive?
Medicine has been traditionally thought of as a competitive career because of the high wages available at the end, however, this is not necessarily the case for other healthcare professions. Health education courses in nursing should be relatively easy to get on, provided you have the right qualifications.
I’m in my 30s, is it too late to take a health education course?
Definitely not. In fact, many hospitals or clinics prefer members of staff to be a little older and with some life experience, as they feel this gives their employees a greater understanding of some of the problems and issues they face.
Where can I find details about healthcare courses?
There are many online sources that list universities and colleges that offer healthcare courses and also online studying options. Search colleges and universities near to where you want to study and see what kind of healthcare courses they are offering. Don’t be afraid to contact them directly if you want more information about the course you are thinking of applying for; you can even ask to speak to someone from the department if you have specific questions you would like answered.
Should I withdraw my children from sex education in school?
This is always your choice, but the evidence is that children who have not gone through sex education lessons at school are less likely to use contraception when they start to become sexually active. Health education in schools is very responsible these days; it teaches children what they need to know, while still advocating abstinence as the best way of staying sexually healthy.
What health education can I expect as a first-time mother?
Being pregnant for the first time can be pretty scary, but there are lots of people out there who will help. If you are really worried about something urgent, then go to the emergency room, otherwise speak to your family doctor or nurse. You will have regular scans and the technician will be able to answer any questions you have about the development of the baby and finally, there are the ante-natal classes that will prepare you for the birth. If you are worried about how you will look after the baby, there are health education classes and health workers who can help you with that too, or you can just read lots of parenting books!