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PU5022: HEALTH BEHAVIOUR AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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
  • Dr Gertraud Stadler

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

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


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

35% exam and 65% continuous assessment (25% for class test, 40% for individual assignment).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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