- Department: Health Sciences
- Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Sally Floyd
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: C
- Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
- See module specification for other years: 2020-21
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This module provides the underpinning exploration of what it means to be ‘healthy’.
Students will explore the concepts of health and well-being and the nature of physical and mental illness from a culturally diverse perspective.
Students will also examine how physical, psychological, social and environmental factors both from early childhood and adulthood may enhance health or lead to inequalities in health outcomes.
Psychological and Sociological theories relating to recovery and hope will be applied to physical and mental health conditions identified from the student's own practice settings.
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
Outline the key concepts of health and well-being.
Describe key psychological and sociological theories of health and well-being
Identify how physical, psychological, social, political, cultural and environmental factors impact upon inequalities of health and well-being of an individual across the lifespan.
Discuss the factors influencing health behaviours and lifestyle choices including epidemiology, demography and genomics.
Health, Well-being, sleep, nutrition, exercise, epidemiology, demography, genomics, life choices, health behaviours, resilience, social influences, health literacy, health outcomes, culture, health inequality, psychological, social theories.
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Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
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