PTY-10062 - Health and Wellbeing (MSci/BScRES)
Coordinator: Sara Winter
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The module introduces students to the concept of health and wellbeing with a focus on primary prevention and health promotion. The module reflects the shifting emphasis away from a medical disease model towards a health model based on personal responsibility and prevention of disease.

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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

define terms commonly used in primary prevention and health promotion
: 1
describe the psychological, physiological and socio-economic 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.