Module code: NUR3205

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

FISHER C Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B712

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content

Overview of health and health promotion
Models and approaches
Changing health behaviour
Social marketing     
Social capital
Social networks
DH Public health policies
Political agenda associated with health promotion
Lifestyle choices
Empowerment and self efficacy
Facilitation skills
Motivational interviewing

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to enable students to gain confidence and competence in using a variety of approaches to promote healthy lifestyles with individuals, groups and communities.
  • Students will be introduced to strategies, such as motivational interviewing, which can be used in partnership with clients to empower them to make changes which will maximise their health potential.
  • The concept of health promotion will be set in the context of contemporary health policy and the underlying political agenda will be discussed. The role of social capital in promoting health will be explored

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Analyse the concept of health promotion in relation to current public health priorities
2 Select appropriate facilitation skills and use them to deliver evidence based information which can be used to empower clients to make an informed choice
3 Utilise social marketing principles to target messages to specific groups and ensure resources are used efficiently
4 Demonstrate the ability to evaluate own and others performance and engage effectively in constructive feedback with others

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 8

Seminar Hours: 19.5

Tutorial Hours: 2

Methods of Teaching / Learning

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.

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