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 Leader 

Sarah Kehoe

Module Dates

2024-25 Semester 2 Falmer, Brighton Campus

  • February  4, 11, 17, 25 ( 9-12noon)
  • March  4, 11, 18, 25 (9-12noon)
  • April 1, 8 (all day)
  • April 29 (9-12noon)

Assessments submission date:  TBC


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:

2024-25 £1,170

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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