Understanding Health Literacy

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm UTC Timezone
Cameron Hospital, Leven - Meeting Room 1
Cameron Cres
Windygates, Leven KY8


Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain and understand information needed to make appropriate health decisions and to be active partners in their own health care. The course aims to increase participants understanding of health literacy and its impact on health and wellbeing and to explore the available tools and resources that can support individuals with their health literacy.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will have:

  • an understanding of the hidden problem of health literacy, and its extent in Scotland.
  • the ability to recognise barriers for individuals in accessing and understanding health information and being actively involved in their own health and social care.
  • considered different techniques and tools for communicating more effectively with individuals and enabling them to better manage their own health.

Who should attend?

This course is particularly relevant to NHS Fife and Fife Health and Social Care staff who may be required to discuss health related issues with patients and service users.


Louise Hutton, Senior Information and Resources Facilitator, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.

Laura Henderson, Senior Health Promotion Officer- Training, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.

This workshop can also be delivered in-house to suit the needs of your team, agency or service. Please contact fife-uhb.hitraining@nhs.net to discuss.


Apply for a place online.