HLTH06042 2019 Promoting Healthy Behaviours

General Details

Full Title
Promoting Healthy Behaviours
Transcript Title
Promoting Healthy Behaviours
Code
HLTH06042
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Orla Warren, Margaret McLoone
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science
Description

The Making Every Contact Count training programme is available to all healthcare professionals in Ireland. It was developed in consultation with healthcare professionals and patients in order to provide effective tools and knowledge to carry out a brief intervention with patients or service users.

The Making Every Contact Count training modules include:

  • Introduction to behaviour change – providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques including the underlying principles of a patient centred approach.
  • Four topic modules on smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating and active living.
  • A skills into practice module - demonstrates the skills of how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics through a suite of video scenarios using real life healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

To demonstrate an understanding and awareness of health, lifestyle influences on health and key health recommendations

2.

To demonstrate an understanding and awareness of health behaviour and process of health behaviour change

3.

To communicate in a supportive, encouraging manner for health behaviour change

4.

To optimise every opportunity for brief advice and brief interventions for healthy lifestyle behaviour for chronic disease prevention and management

5.

To demonstrate effective integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes in the delivery of brief interventions

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning will take place through online lectures, facilitated workshops and brief interventions

Module Assessment Strategies

A range of assessment strategies will assess the key competencies and learning outcomes as indicated in the curriculum at a national level

Repeat Assessments

Repeat attending of the module 

Indicative Syllabus

The Making Every Contact Count training modules include:

  • Introduction to behaviour change – providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques including the underlying principles of a patient centred approach.
  • Four topic modules on smoking, alcohol and drugs, healthy eating and active living.
  • A skills into practice module - demonstrates the skills of how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics through a suite of video scenarios using real life healthcare professionals

The 4 units of study contained in the MECC curriculum are:

Unit 1 Health & Personal Wellness

Unit 2 Lifestyle Behaviours & Personal Responsibility for Health

Unit 3 Communication for Healthy Lifestyles and Health Behaviour Change

Unit 4 Making Every Contact Count: Providing Opportunistic Brief Interventions

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Health & Wellness Reflective Log Practical Assessment 70 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5
2 Health Behaviour Change Project Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom MECC 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified MECC Application 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
Making Every Contact Count Department of Health

Required Reading
2015-07-01 Health Behavior John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118629055 ISBN-13 1118629051

The essential health behavior text, updated with the latesttheories, research, and issues Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides athorough introduction to understanding and changing healthbehavior, core tenets of the public health role. Covering theory,applications, and research, this comprehensive book has become thegold standard of health behavior texts. This new fifth edition hasbeen updated to reflect the most recent changes in the publichealth field with a focus on health behavior, including coverage ofthe intersection of health and community, culture, andcommunication, with detailed explanations of both established andemerging theories. Offering perspective applicable at theindividual, interpersonal, group, and community levels, thisessential guide provides the most complete coverage of the field togive public health students and practitioners an authoritativereference for both the theoretical and practical aspects of healthbehavior. A deep understanding of human behaviors is essential foreffective public health and health care management. This guideprovides the most complete, up-to-date information in the field, togive you a real-world understanding and the background knowledge toapply it successfully. Learn how e-health and social media factor into healthcommunication Explore the link between culture and health, and the importanceof community Get up to date on emerging theories of health behavior andtheir applications Examine the push toward evidence-based interventions, andglobal applications Written and edited by the leading health and social behaviortheorists and researchers, Health Behavior: Theory, Research andPractice provides the information and real-world perspectivethat builds a solid understanding of how to analyze and improvehealth behaviors and health.

Required Reading
2014-08-25 From Health Behaviours to Health Practices John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118898390 ISBN-13 1118898397

Originally published as Volume 26, issue 2 of The Sociology of Health & Illness.

Required Reading
2010-05-04 Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN 9780702044397 ISBN-13 0702044393

This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of todays public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format

Required Reading
2014-02-10 Promoting Healthy Behaviour Routledge
ISBN 9781317818861 ISBN-13 1317818865

There is ever growing recognition by governments and healthcare professionals of the need to respond to the challenges of preventable diseases, especially so-called "lifestyle diseases", and of the influence that social class, gender, ethnicity, as well as individual differences play in health. This text explores the fundamental importance of psychology in the development of these lifestyle diseases, and how an understanding of psychological models is essential for the healthcare practitioner to predict behaviours and develop evidence-based interventions. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters looking at health inequalities, health promotion, working with special populations and understanding the role of social and psychological factors in some common conditions. These four additional chapters will enable the reader to better understand the place of lifestyle change within wider society. Beginning with an introduction to healthy behaviour and the context that health practitioners work in, the book goes on to look at issues, including: The role of psychology in lifestyle change Diet, alcohol, smoking and active lifestyles Sexual behaviour Chronic illness and vulnerable populations. Each chapter includes key features including learning objectives, case studies, key points and discussion questions, as well as how to apply the various research and theories to practice. Promoting Healthy Behaviour is a practical and informative guide for your practice both now and in the future, and is invaluable reading for healthcare professionals at any stage of their careers.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Naidoo, J. & Wills, J. (2016) Foundations for Health Promotion (4th Ed.) Kent, UK:Bailliere Tindall

Journal Resources

Journal of Health Promotion Practice

Journal of Health Psychology

URL Resources

www.publichealth.ie

www.champspublichealth.com

www.hse.ie

www.hin-southlondon.org

www.who.int

www.cso.ie

www.hee.nhs.uk

 

Other Resources

National Digital resource MECC Curriculum

Additional Information

 This module is designed to deliver the framework requirements at a National level for Making Every Contact Count