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Health Promotion and Lifestyle Management

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Introduction

This module explores the concept of using meaningful activity in relation to promoting good health and wellbeing. During the module you will develop an understanding of how periods of transition can impact on the health and well-being of individuals and explore possible preventative approaches to help redress these. The principles can be applied to anyone experiencing change in their lives, for example retirement, motherhood, bereavement or worklessness, as well as wider areas of health promotion.

Who the module is aimed at 

The module is relevant to anyone working in health promotion settings, or who are experiencing change in their life.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

This module will ensure that you can address your patients and service users' needs related to health promotion with confidence, and as such will enable you to empower individuals to exert control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health.

What you learn 

Students will learn with other professionals in an international online learning community using a variety of interactive and innovative activities which meet students' personal and professional learning needs.

General areas covered 

  • Models of health promotion
  • Lifestyle choices that impact on health and wellbeing
  • Community focused approach to health and wellbeing
  • Motivational interviewing: theory and practical application

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

The module allows you to create innovative but authentic interventions to support your clients and service users. Skills include: techniques to promote behaviour change (motivational interviewing); reflection/reflective practice; understanding needs analysis.

General areas covered

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills e.g. reflective practice skills.

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £670 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:


To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
    International students must also have one of the following:English IELTS score of 6.5 ( and no element is below 6.0), TOEFL paper score of 590, TOEFL computer score of 245, TOEFL iBT of 90

    (The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

    International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence in September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019 and teaching from w/c 30th September 2019.

    This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Report

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Maureen Coleman - m.coleman@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373
AlliedHealth@shu.ac.uk

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