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Behaviour Change for Health and Well-Being - 15 M Level Credits

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The module aims to equip healthcare and exercise professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to enable them to effectively apply the principles of behaviour change to their particular practice.
Keele University, Mackay Building, Keele, ST5 5BG, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Module Content

This module focuses on the primary theme of modifying / changing behaviour through application of models and principles of behaviour change to impact on health and well-being.

It will teach the theories underpinning behaviour change and students will discover how to apply specific models and principles to improve the long term health of service users.

Students will be taught how to recognise the signs of non-adherence and how to select the most appropriate behaviour change model / principles to suit particular population groups (inactive, obese, elderly).

Students will be encouraged to access current research and with the teaching components, will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained to their own practice.

This module will be suitable for a range of health care and exercise professionals whose role involves improving and maintaining the health and well-being of service users.

Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

Critically evaluate the primary factors involved in changing risky behaviours relating to health and well-being.

Select, deconstruct and differentiate prominent models of behaviour change

Evaluate the application of models and principles of behaviour change in practice so as to assess their impact on health and well-being

Apply and integrate principles of behaviour change into the healthcare and exercise setting to positively impact on health and well-being of service users

Module Dates

Module Dates: 7/8/9 March 2016

Interactive Viva either 28 /29 April 2016


Module fee

UK/EU students £490.00

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