SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 15.00
ECTS Credit Points 7.50
Module Code MMB125952
Module Leader Larissa Kempenaar
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Physiotherapy
  • A (September start)

Summary of Content

This module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary public health challenges: the range of factors that influence health and well-being, and the impact of national and global public health policies and strategies. This module will allow physiotherapy students to expand their role as agents for health promotion. The module will extend students' understanding of health and well-being, and the challenges in health measurement. It will focus on health promotion as an integral part of professional practice for the general population and patient groups, with an emphasis on health literacy and empowerment. It will provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills, enabling them to practice within health promotion settings.


The concept of health and the complex relationships between social determinants of health. Evaluating health and wellbeing Theories of health behaviour and behaviour change, including the Behavioural Model of Change The use of a range of strategies to influence health related behaviour change, including Motivational Interviewing and low-intensity CBT The meaning and scope of public health and health promotion and their importance within contemporary physiotherapy practice. The role of Sedentary Behaviour in health and wellbeing Logic modelling as a method of project development The role of stigma in health and wellbeing Basic web design using free online software Motivational Interviewing Low-intensity CBT Assets-Based Approaches

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Analyse the conceptualizations and social determinants of health, including: age, gender, culture and socio-economic status.2. Critically evaluate the methods of measuring outcome and impact of health promotion.3. Critically apply current global and national health promotion policies and practices.4. Disseminate the factors influencing individual and population health related behaviour and behaviour change to a target population5. Apply the principles involved in behaviour change to a real world context.6. Creatively design and deliver a health promotion activity7. Produce appropriate health-promotion resources for a specific population

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning will use an engagement-through partnership approach. This will occur through a combination of negotiated student and staff led seminars and tutorials, and directed and independent activities and study. Students will negotiate and collaborate with stakeholders in the community in the process of developing the group health promotion activity and website. GCULearn will be used as the VLE by staff and students.

Indicative Reading

Essential reading Green, J., Cross, R., Woodall, J. & Tones, K. 2019, Health Promotion. Planning & Strategies, 4 th ed, Sage Publications Ltd. Scriven, A. 2010. Promoting Health: A Practical Guide, 6 th ed, Bailliere Tindall. ( e-book ) Recommended reading Baggott, R., 2011. Public Health. Policy & Politics, 2 nd ed , Palgrave & Macmillan. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 2011. Code of Members' Professional Values and Behaviour. CSP: London, [Online]. Available at: <> [Viewed 22 May 2019]. Dryden, W. & Branch, R. (eds), 2012. The CBT Handbook , Sage Publications Ltd. Fuller, C., 2008. A toolkit of motivational skills : encouraging and supporting change in individuals , John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ( e-book ) Gottwald, M. & Goodman-Brown, J., 2012. A Guide to Practical Health Promotion , Open University Press. ( e-book ) Graham, H., 2009. Understanding Health Inequalities , Open University Press. ( e-book ) Labonte9, R., & Laverack, G., 2008. Health Promotion in Action: from local to global empowerment , Palgrave MacmillanLtd <>. ( e-book ) Mason, P. & Butler, C., 2010. Health Behaviour Change: A guide for practitioners, 2 nd edn, Churchill Livingston. Marks, D., Murray, M., Evans, B., Estacio, E. 2011. Health Psychology. Theory, Research, and Practice, 3 rd edn, Sage. Naidoo, J. & Wills, J., 2011. Developing Practice for Public Health and Health Promotion 3 rd edn, Bailliere Tindall. ( e-book ) Rollnick, S., Miller, W., & Butler, C., 2008. Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behaviour, Guilford Press. ( e-book ) van Servellen, G., 2009. Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional. Concepts, Practice, and Evidence, 2 nd edn, Jones and Bartlett Publishers International. World Health Organization. 2009, Milestones in Health Promotion. Statements from Global Conferences [online]. Geneva. Available at: <> [Viewed 22 May 2019]. -284 World Health Organization, 2018 . Shanghai Declaration on Promoting Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [online] 2016. <> [Viewed 22 May 2019].

Transferrable Skills

As part of the learning process within the module, students will develop skills associated with: communication with stakeholders and the public; presentation; teaching and learning; interviewing; project and time management; group working; peer and self-assessment skills, independent study; accessing information sources; critical reading; writing patient educational material. Digital Capabilities: ICT proficiency, information literacy, media literacy, data literacy, digital communication, digital learning, digital creation and innovation.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 9.00
Assessment (FT) 22.00
Independent Learning (FT) 92.00
Tutorials (FT) 27.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 0.00 100.00 50% Interactive Health Promotion activity and resource