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Psychological & Sociological Aspects of Health & Wellbeing - HEA00060C

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Alison Smalley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

Understand the psychological and sociological aspects of health and wellbeing.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Describe key psychological and sociological theories of health.
  2. Explore an individual’s experience of health.
  3. Identify ways in which forms of evidence influence understanding of health and wellbeing.
  4. Reflect on the application of fundamental communication skills and potential barriers.
  5. Outline concepts of culture and community.
  6. Outline how equality and diversity influence health.


Task Length % of module mark
Presentation script
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Presentation script
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Arnold, E and Boggs, K (2016) Interpersonal Relationships. Professional Communication Skills for Nurses. Elsevier, Missouri. 

Bee, D and Boyd, D (2015) Lifespan Development. 7th Edition, Pearson, London 

Barry, AM and Yuill, C (2016) Understanding the Sociology of Health. (4th Ed) Sage publication, London.

Davidson, A (2015) Social Determinants of Health. A comparative approach. Oxford University Press, Ontario.

Seedhouse, D (2017) Thoughtful health care. Ethical awareness and Reflective practice. Sage.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.