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PU5022: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 27 Apr 2017 15:41


Course Overview

Unhealthy and risky behaviours – such as a poor diet, sedentary behaviour, not attending screening programmes, or not taking medication as prescribed – are leading causes of suboptimal health and premature death, health care expenditure, and sickness absence. Health Psychology examines what drives these behaviours and how they can be changed. This course aims to provide students with the core knowledge and skills for developing and implementing effective interventions to promote healthier behaviours.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Marijn de Bruin
  • Dr Gertraud Stadler

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

  • One of MSc Global Health and Management (Studied) or Master Of Public Health (Studied) or MSc Health Psychology (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

- History of health psychology
- Epidemiology and health consequences of health behaviours
- Measurement of behaviour
- Theoretical determinants of health behaviour
- Behavioural intervention design
- Intervention implementation and evaluation
- Individual and environmental level behaviour change interventions
- Behaviour change techniques

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Health Psychology

Contact Teaching Time

49 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1 two hour written exam (35%) and continuous assessment (65%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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