Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Health and Education
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
External Examiners
  • Dr Mary Healy (Senior Lecturer - Roehampton University)
  • Dr Martin Needham (Associate Head of Department - Manchester Metropolitan University)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 3000 word assignment  60%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  1 x 2 hour examination.  An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.  40%
Supplementary Assessment 3000 word assignment  All failed elements must be retaken if the students average mark falls below 40%  60%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  An alternative assessment will be provided for students who have evidence to support the need for such a provision.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate the key concepts and models in health education

Critically discuss how the health message is promoted by referring to a wide range of epidemiological studies;

Critically discuss the influences of health education and promotion on society

Critically examine the key roles of: schools, families, health care organization, and industry, to effectively promote health education.

Brief description

The last 20 years has witnessed an on-going debate as to what constitutes the best strategy for improving the health of the nation. Among the issues examined are: key concepts in health education; the influence of diet, exercise and physiological stress on health; indicators to good health; epidemiology and its role in health education; risky behaviours; health education and promotion; factors influencing the health promoting message; the influence of health promotion on society; health and academic performance; and health promotion in schools


Lectures will be based on the following:
Lecture 1: Introduction to Health
Lecture 2: Key concepts and models in health education
Lecture 3: Key concepts and models in health education
Lecture 4: Introduction to health related coursework
Lecture 5: Introduction to health research methodology
Lecture 6: Health related survey: reviewing group progress and key research questions
Lecture 7: Health related survey: reviewing methodology and instruments
Lecture 8: Group discussions
Lecture 9: Key models of health (1)
Lecture 10: Key models of health (2)
Lecture 11: Nutritional disorders
Lecture 12: Key models of health education and review of key models
Lecture 13: Key models of health promotion
Lecture 14: Epidemiology: its role in health education
Lecture 15: Coursework guidance
Lecture 16: Health promoting and review of health promotion initiatives
Lecture 17: Health promoting school (1)
Lecture 18: Health promoting school (2)
Lecture 19: Health related survey: group presentations
Lecture 20: Health and academic performance and module review

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources. Analysis of data in group project.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures. Spoken communication throughout activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
Information Technology Written assignments should be word-processed.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed in this module.
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments.
Subject Specific Skills Group skills.
Team work Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work. Collaboration to undertake group project.


This module is at CQFW Level 6