Module code: HCRM003

Module Overview

This module is designed to enable practitioners to develop knowledge and skills to empower individuals to maximise their potential health outcomes, promote wellbeing and independence. It reflects current health priorities for personalised care and population health. By embracing a flexible approach to learning, the module will allow the student to explore a specific area relevant to their field of practice.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

COLLIETY Pat (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B710

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Exploring current health priorities

  • Identifying opportunities to work with individuals to empower them to change health behaviours

  • Application of motivational interviewing

  • Developing skills to evaluate health interventions with individuals

  • Analysis of barriers to change

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK - ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment

Not required.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of their learning outcomes.  Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:A 3000 word plan of how you would work with an individual or family to maximise their health and wellbeing potential in relation to a specific area of health and/ or wellbeing. The plan should include an in-depth analysis of how this specific area was identified and a critical evaluation of the resources and service developments that may be required to deliver it.  A discussion of the way in which the plan will be evaluated should also be included. The plan will be supported by the critical evaluation and application of relevant theories and research.

Formative assessment

Discussion in class of the plan


Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:

·         Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials

·         Written – formative feedback on chart

·         Email – where requested by student

E discussion forums  via Surreylearn

Module aims

  • Explore the current health agenda in relation to a specific area of health care
  • Enable the student to develop strategies to empower individuals to engage in health changing behaviour leading to positive health outcomes
  • Develop the student's ability to evaluate effectiveness of individual behavioural change

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current health priorities KC
2 Identify and critique concepts of behaviour change in relation to a specific  health priority in their area of  practice KP
3 Appraise  the effectiveness of interventions to support individual behaviour change CPT
4 Critically evaluate opportunities to overcome resistance and barriers to behaviour change. PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 6

Tutorial Hours: 1

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to reflect on the individual needs of their clients and to select and utilise appropriate interventions and approaches to support them maximise their potential.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures (including e-leactures)

  • Seminars

  • Guided study

  • E-learning

  • Action learning sets

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ENABLING INDIVIDUALS TO ACHIEVE HEALTH, WELL BEING AND INDEPENDENCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/hcrm003

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.