Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
- 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
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.