Healthy Behaviour Change
Healthy Behaviour Change 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Workshops will introduce you to the main concepts in the psychology of behaviour change and provide you with an opportunity to explore the topic by considering real-world case studies.
A lecture series will also provide an understanding of behaviour change psychology and how this can be used to nudge positive behaviours. These lectures will also give specific guidance on how to apply these skills in a health setting. Each lecture will be accompanied by a reading list accessible through the University library.
Assessments will enable you to evidence your knowledge in an essay and demonstrate your applied understanding in a poster focusing on how to make healthier behavioural choices.
Outline syllabus: Behaviour change models Individual and organisational change Factors that may influence behaviour Barriers and enablers Bridging the intention-action gap
Threshold (C) To achieve a ‘pass’ on the module’ the student will be required to demonstrate some knowledge of behaviour and behaviour change approaches, factors that may have an impact on behaviour, and the design appropriate interventions. Good (B)To achieve a ‘good pass’ the student will be required to demonstrate good knowledge of behaviour and behaviour change approaches, factors that may have an impact on behaviour, and the design appropriate interventions. Excellent (A) To achieve an excellent pass, the student will be required to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of behaviour and behaviour change approaches, factors that may have an impact on behaviour, and the design appropriate interventions.
- Critically appreciate the psychological factors (e.g. mental health, resilience, etc) and socio-cultural factors (e.g. poverty, norms, etc) which may impact on health behaviour choices.
- Design an appropriate behavioural change intervention which impacts on health behaviours.
- Hold an evidence-informed and comprehensive understanding of behaviour and effective behaviour change approaches for physical activity, health, and wellbeing.
Choosing a specific context to focus on, write an essay evidencing your knowledge and understanding of factors that may impact on behaviour and behaviour change.
Focusing on a healthier behavioural choice, design a poster to communicate possible behaviour change approaches and an appropriate behaviour change intervention(s).