Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Resilience Through Participation

This module is suitable for anyone with a relevant first degree who is interested in how people can enhance their health, well-being and resilience by being supported to participate in a broad range of areas of human activity. Previous students have included occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, health promotion and public health specialists, education support practitioners, amongst others. Do contact the module lead below to discuss whether it might be suitable for you. 

Module Information

Module code



The module will introduce students to key research, theory and policy related to: biological/psychological/social and occupational perspectives of health and well-being; the World Health Organisation ‘s perspective on participation as a dimension of health; resilience; social justice and participation; and, constructing plans for developing services/projects. Examples of real-world projects that use participation to enhance health well-being and resilience will be shared such as: sports projects; nature-based projects; leisure in later life; mental health recovery colleges; youth activity projects. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 


The module assessment task is to produce a proposal for a project service development in an area of your choice that supports participation (eg in sport/leisure/art/education/employment/nature) to enhance health well-being and resilience. Students may choose one of 2 options: 

  1. A 500 word written summary plus a 25 minute oral presentation (including 10 minutes for questions/discussion 
  1. A 500 word written summary plus a 2500 word written critical analysis of the proposal. 

Module leader

Luci Carnall

Module Dates

2023-24 Semester 2 Eastbourne Campus (Dates subject to change)
  • April 30
  • May 3, 7, 10, 14

Assessment submission date: September 2024  (date tbc)

2024-25 Semester 2 Falmer Campus (Dates subject to change)
  • January 6, 9, 14, 17, 24

Assessment 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, the fee is:

2023-24 – £800

2024-25 – £830

Further Information 

Please contact for further information about the module

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

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