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ME33BH: BEHAVIOUR, HEALTH & WELL-BEING (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 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 behavior?
  • 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?

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Medicine (ME)

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 behavior?
  • 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?

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Poster

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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The production of an academic poster, involving: (i) a period self-monitoring a mockadherence regimen; (ii) implementing your own behaviour change intervention to improve adherence; (iii) brief data entry; (iv) basic data analysis and visualisation; (v) poster.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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