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Module Title
Influencing Individual Health and Wellbeing - Short Course
Reference HSM205 Version 1
Created September 2022 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved November 2022 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2018 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To discuss and justify principles and approaches for working to improve individual's lifestyles, health and wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically examine contextual, environmental, psychological and political facilitating and inhibiting factors impacting on health behaviours.
2 Critically examine theories and models of behaviour change.
3 Critically evaluate a range of interventions and approaches designed to influence individual capacity for health.

Indicative Module Content
Behaviour change theories and models; ethical implications; upstream and downstream working; predicting risk behaviour; environmental factors; promoting health and self management; prevention; health promotion programmes; decreasing the risks of ill health; adherence to interventions; health beliefs; inhibiting and facilitating factors; policy directives relating to health behaviour change; social marketing; communication and media; digital communication skills; e-health using digital media for health promotion; psychological factors influencing/inhibiting health and wellbeing; digital interventions.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered fully through online learning. This will include Workshops, Tutorials, Seminars, Keynote Lectures and Digital Learning Resources

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 22
Non-Contact Hours N/A 128
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Poster, with accompanying 10 minute pre-recorded audio, outlining development of a social media campaign with justification.

Explanatory Text
The module will be assessed by a single component that will be graded on an A-F basis. A grade D is required to pass the module.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A A in component 1.
B B in component 1.
C C in component 1.
D D in component 1.
E E in component 1.
F F in component 1.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Refer Regulation A2: Admission for admission requirements and/or course specific entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 HAGGER, M. S. et al., 2020. The Handbook of Behaviour Change Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2 HUPPERT. F.A. and COOPER. C.L., 2014. Interventions and policies to enhance wellbeing. Wellbeing: a complete reference guide, Volume VI London. Wiley.
3 SARAFINO. E.P. 2016. Health psychology : biopsychosocial interactions, 9th ed. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
4 TAPPER, K. 2021. Health Psychology and Behaviour Change: From Science to Practice. 1st ed. Bedford, Macmillan International Higher Educations
5 STRABHEIM, H. and BECK, S. (eds.) 2019. Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
6 LAURENT, E. (Ed). 2021 The Well-being Transition. Analysis and Policy. Spinger.

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