PTY-10046 - Health and Wellbeing
Coordinator: Benn N Digweed Tel: +44 1782 7 33537
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 734191

Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations


Description for 2018/19

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science programmes at Keele University which are innovative, integrated programmes that prepare the graduate for further study or employment in health and social care settings. The module introduces students to the concept of health and wellbeing with a focus on primary prevention and health promotion.

The programmes reflect the shifting emphasis away from increasing the quantity of care towards enhancing the quality of care, moving away from a medical disease model towards a health model based on personal responsibility and prevention of disease.

Graduates of the three year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

To introduce students to the concept of health and wellbeing.
To explore common determinants of health.
To explore the role of primary prevention and health promotion in the context of health and wellbeing.
To equip students with the theoretical principles that underpin common health promotion interventions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

define terms commonly used in primary prevention and health promotion;: 1,

discuss the impact of the ageing process on human health and wellbeing across the life course;: 1,

describe the psychological, physiological and socioeconomic factors that impact on health and wellbeing;: 1,

demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a holistic approach to the promotion of health and wellbeing with reference to psychological and physiological factors.: 1,

Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
120 hours of independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
1500 word written report
1500 word report. Students will explore public health policy focusing on primary prevention and the implementation of health strategies.