Module code: HCR3003

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

COLLIETY P Dr (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits


ECTS Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 6

Tutorial Hours: 1

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK - ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment

Not required.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Module overview

This module is designed to enable practitioners to develop knowledge and skills to empower individuals to maximise their potential health outcomes, promote wellbeing and independence. It reflects current health priorities for personalised care and population health. By embracing a flexible approach to learning, the module will allow the student to explore a specific area relevant to their field of practice.

Module aims

Explore the current health agenda in relation to a specific area of health care

Enable the student to develop strategies to empower individuals to engage in health changing behaviour leading to positive health outcomes

Develop the student's ability to evaluate effectiveness of individual behavioural change

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the current health priorities KC
2 Identify and explore concepts of behaviour change in relation to a specific health priority in their area of practice KP
3 EvaluateĀ  the effectiveness of interventions to support individual behaviour change CPT
4 Review opportunities to overcome resistance and barriers to behaviour change. PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Exploring current health priorities
Identifying opportunities to work with individuals to empower them to change health behaviours
Application of motivational interviewing
Developing skills to evaluate health interventions with individuals
Analysis of barriers to change

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to reflect on the individual needs of their clients and to select and utilise appropriate interventions and approaches to support them maximise their potential.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Lectures (including e-leactures)
Guided study
Action learning sets

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of their learning outcomes

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A plan of how you would work with an individual or family to maximise their health and wellbeing potential in relation to a specific area of health and/ or wellbeing. The plan should include an analysis of how this specific area was identified and identification of the resources that may be required to deliver it. An approach to evaluation should also be included. The plan will be supported by the application of relevant theories and research.

2500 words


Formative assessment

One page plan identifying key issues for assignment


Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:

·         Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials

·         Written – formative feedback on chart

·         Email – where requested by student

E discussion forums  via Surreylearn

Reading list

Reading list for ENABLING INDIVIDUALS TO ACHIEVE HEALTH, WELL BEING AND INDEPENDENCE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/hcr3003

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Delivering Quality Healthcare BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.