Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Behaviour Change for Health Improvement

Applicants should be working or volunteering in an organisation with a public health role 

Module Information

Module code

NA6181(Level 6) Behaviour Change for Health Improvement.

NA7181 (Level 7) Critical Approaches to Enabling Behaviour Change for Health Improvement


  • Theories, models and principles of behaviour change eg
    motivational interviewing, brief intervention, solution
    focused/asset based approaches , nudge theories. 
  • Making Every Contact Count (MECC) 
  •  Morbidity and mortality relating to lifestyle. Evaluation of the evidence base of behavioural change models and principles. 
  •  Risk taking behaviours including why people maintain risky
    behaviours that have a detrimental impact on health. 
  •  Factors that influence positive behaviour change will be
  •  Socioeconomic and/or cultural factors that may contribute as
    facilitatory or barriers to behaviour change. 
  •  Application of behaviour change models and principles to
    specific populations, occupations, lifestyles and settings 
  •  Evaluation of effect, change and sustainability. 
  •  The role of social marketing 

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to be working or volunteering in an organisation with a public health role. For the assessment you will need to draw on experience of supporting an individual to make a healthy behaviour change.  Applicants at level 7 must possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


Part 1: A role play with a peer with the student facilitating a behaviour
change interaction based on a client you have come across in your
practice/volunteering environment. The interaction will be visually recorded.

Part 2: A 1500 word written essay critically analysing the visually
recorded role play.  

Both elements of the module must be passed to complete the module successfully

Module Dates

2023-24 Semester 2 Falmer, Brighton Campus:

  • February  6, 13, 20
  • March  5, 12, 19
  • April 9, 16, 23

Assessments submission date:  May 2024


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2023-24 £1,122

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course, including:

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice

BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice

BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

MSc / PG Dip Community Specialist Practice

MSc Health 

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