Module Title:Health Psychology and Promotion 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via two theory classes of one hour duration (each) per week along with two hours of tutorial/practical classes per week for 12 weeks. This may include lectures, Q&A, group discussion, active learning, tutorials, seminars, case studies and guest lectures where appropriate. Some laboratroy based classes may also be included, where relevant. The students will also be involved in many of the Institute's Health Awareness Campaigns throughout the year, leading Institute Health Checks and initiating health promotion programmes.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to introduce students to theory, evidence and practice within the fields of health psychology and promotion.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply knowledge of the concepts and theories of health, illness and health promotion
LO2 Describe the determinants of health
LO3 Apply the theoretical and practical approaches to behaviour change in a range of contexts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Health
Concepts, definitions, dimensions and theories of health, illness and health promotion
Determinants of Health
Factors influencing health including social, psychological, physical, environmental, cultural, biological. Modifiable and non-modifiable determinants.
Role of Behaviour In Health
Positive and negative health behaviours, models and theories of behaviour and behaviour change, goal-setting, motivation
Communication skills for health
Motivational interviewing, MECC (making every contact count) modules
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project The project will incorporate the design, implementation and evaluation of a health promotion initiative. 1,2,3 70.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 30.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

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