Week 4 Module 4: A Deeper Look at Prevention and Aggregates

Module Overview

During week four, you will complete course activities related to prevention and aggregates while taking a deeper dive when looking at aggregates and prevention.

Overall Topics

· Aggregates

· Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Levels of Prevention – you do read about this during Weeks 1 & 2 and in Nies & McEwen’s text, Chapter 1, however this week you will add to your knowledge level about population health prevention levels. SMSU Nursing uses the four levels of prevention: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary. Be aware that some sources use three levels of prevention, and some sources use four levels of prevention!

Module Learning Objectives

By the end of this week, students will:

· Describe what an aggregate population means.

· Describe an aggregate population.

· Describe the meanings of primary, secondary, tertiary prevention, and quaternary prevention.

· Explain examples of primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary prevention.

Learning Assignments

1. Complete Aggregate and Prevention Worksheet

2. View Virtual Module: Leibold (2021) Levels of Prevention at

3. Read: Minnesota Department of Health. (2019). Public health interventions (PopulationBased).


4. Read: Minnesota Department of Health. Population-Based Practice at


5. Complete items in the Module 4 content folder

Items Due

1. Complete Aggregate and Population worksheet assignment due to assignment drop box on //23 by 9/17/23 by 11:59 pm

2. **Start thinking about your community assessment project. This is a time to start conducting your windshield/walking survey and setting up your key informant interview (refer to Week 6 module instructions as well as the course syllabus)