SE755-7-SU-CO:
Promoting Health and Activity

The details
2023/24
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Summer
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
15
06 October 2022

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC B16024 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module sets out to explore the expanding role of physiotherapy in the wider context, by promoting healthy choices and activity throughout the lifespan (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, end of life). Students will explore the links between lifestyle choices and the effects on well-being, and learn to promote the use of activity and healthy behaviours to improve the physical, mental and social health of individuals, families, communities and societies.

Module aims

To explore the expanding role of physiotherapy in the wider context, by promoting healthy choices and activity throughout the lifespan (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, end of life).
To analyse the links between lifestyle choices and the effects on well-being.
To learn to promote the use of activity and healthy behaviours to improve the physical, mental and social health of individuals, families, communities and societies.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the wider role and responsibilities of physiotherapists in health promotion;
2. Critically discuss the various influences on healthy behaviours for individuals and communities;
3. Critically analyse the opportunities for health promotion with individuals and communities;
4. Identify appropriate health promotion strategies to a defined community and communicate clearly, in a well-structured manner, to convey complex information and ideas, adapting the message to the requirements and level of the target audience.

Module information

Indicative Content
Understanding the role of physiotherapists towards public health challenges
Mental and physical health (social, community, families, cultures, belonging,
psychology)
Maslow's Hierarchy
Promoting health across the lifespan and health and illness spectrum (eg. pregnancy,
dementia, ageing healthily, smoking cessation, weight loss management, sleep hygiene, occupational health, footwear etc)
Healthy working populations
Health coaching and
educational skills
Service user needs and expectations -neighbourhoods and communities
Exercise for people who are well and unwell

Learning and teaching methods

A mixture of lectures, seminars and independent learning will used to deliver this module. For specific information, please see the module timetable and module guide

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Health promotion resource    25% 
Coursework   Essay    75% 

Additional coursework information

Formative assessment 500 word plan for resource and essay Formative assessment using practice placement assessment form in week 3

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Abi Onuoha, email: aonuoh@essex.ac.uk.
Abi Onuoha and external speakers
aonuoh@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Mrs Madeleine Nicholson
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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