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PU5022: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gertraud Stadler

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

  • MSc Health Psychology

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


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 21

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

This assessment is a class test which assesses learning outcomes 1 & 2. The class test would decrease from 25% of the overall grade to 20% of the overall grade.

The exact class test timing (one hour) and content will all remain the same.

Learning Outcomes
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Intervention Development Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 17

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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