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HE3006: BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH & WELL-BEING (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Jun 2017 12:59


Course Overview

What can people do to improve their health and well-being? In this course, students will learn key theories about behaviour and behaviour change, including behaviour change techniques, and try them out for improving their own health and well-being. We will address the following questions: What makes people healthier and happier? What is the best way to measure success? What strategies are most promising for improving health and well-being? How do friends and family influence health and well-being?

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gertraud Stadler
  • Dr Daniel Powell

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Computing Science (CS) or Dentistry (DE) or Economics (EC) or Education (ED) or Engineering (EG) or Health Sciences (HE) or Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) or Medicine (ME) or Psychology (PS) or Sociology (SO) or Sports Science (SR)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

What can people do to improve their health and well-being? In this course, students will learn key theories about behaviour and behaviour change, including behaviour change techniques, and try them out for improving their own health and well-being. We will aim to better understand the following questions:

•         What makes people healthier and happier?

•         What is the best way to measure success?

•         Is there a formula for happiness and health?

•         Why do people find it difficult to change their behaviour?

•         What do we know are the most promising strategies for improving health and well-being?

•         How do friends and family influence health and well-being?

•         How can people build happier and healthier relationships?

What can people do to improve their health and well-being? In this course, students will learn key theories about behaviour and behaviour change, including behaviour change techniques, and try them out for improving their own health and well-being. We will address the following questions: What makes people healthier and happier? What is the best way to measure success? What strategies are most promising for improving health and well-being? How do friends and family influence health and well-being?

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

   - 1 1-hour multiple-choice exam (50%)

   - Continuous assessment (50%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

 

The instructors will provide example quizzes and posters in sessions before the assessment sessions and give timely feedback for students to improve their work in the future. The instructors will provide answers to the exam questions to individual students, and give feedback on the posters after the presentation to improve future poster presentations.

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