Understanding Health Literacy

October 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm UTC Timezone
Lynebank Hospital
Halbeath Rd
Dunfermline KY11 4UW
Karen Stirling
01592 226488


Health literacy is about individuals having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems.

This 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 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.