Communication and health behaviour change

Key features

This 20-credit module can be studied at degree or masters level and will enable you to work with individual patients or groups who wish to improve their health. You will build on your knowledge of health promotion and consider various themes, models, approaches and communication strategies.

The module content includes topics such as behavioural change models and approaches, working with hard-to-reach groups, mediums for communication in promoting health and the barriers you may encounter, and the ethical, legal, political and cultural issues faced.

Module code

HEAD386/APP747

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 – bachelors degree

Level 7 – masters degree

Location

Plymouth

HEAD386 course details (degree level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the theoretical concepts of health promotion and health education
  • use research to provide a critical analysis of health behaviour change models
  • demonstrate in depth knowledge of effective communication skills to promote health with groups and individuals
  • critically analyse the role of health professionals in facilitating individuals/groups to improve their health.

Module dates

This module will commence in the 2019/20 academic year.

What programme can this module count towards?

The degree level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care and some associated pathways.

APP747 course details (masters level)

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • provide an advanced critical analysis of the theoretical concepts of health promotion and health education
  • use research to provide an advanced critical analysis of health behaviour change models
  • demonstrate a systematic in depth knowledge of effective communication skills to promote health with groups and individuals
  • provide an advanced critical analysis of the role of health professionals in facilitating individuals/groups to improve their health.

Module dates

This module will commence in the 2019/20 academic year.

What programme can this module count towards?

The masters level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for  MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) and associated pathways.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the module you must:

  • be a registered health and social care professional working in clinical practice
  • to study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation degree or equivalent)
  • to study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level (i.e. level 6).

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Fees

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. Please contact your trust’s education coordinator in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.