PTY-30049 - Health Behaviour Change
Coordinator: Victoria L Pearsall Tel: +44 1782 7 34557
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of 120 credits of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Level 5 at Keele University.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2021/22

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at Keele which is an innovative, integrated programme which prepares the graduate for clinical practice in changing health and social care settings. The module builds on content introduced in Year 1 and 2 and develops the student's understanding of behaviour change theory and the principles which underlie it.
The programme reflects 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. The student will study in campus based settings and a variety of practice settings. During the Practice Experience modules students will be supported by experienced Practice Educators who will assess the practice component of the programme.
Graduates of the three year programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

This module aims to:
Explore behaviour change theory in the context of health and wellbeing.
Equip the students with the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate behaviour change interventions.
Enable students to apply their knowledge and skill to positively influence health and wellbeing in practice settings.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Critically evaluate models of behaviour change in the context of health and wellbeing: 1
Critically evaluate behaviour change interventions in the management of behaviours detrimental to health: 1
Discuss the role and application of behaviour change principles in the management of chronic pain
: 1
Relate principles of behaviour change to behaviour change theory: 1

Study hours

21 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, tutorials etc. and assessment preparation.
129 hours independent study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
2000 word essay
Students will: 1. Discuss the use of behaviour change intervention/s in health. 2. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of behaviour change intervention/s in behaviour/s detrimental to health.