Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Principles of Health Promotion and Behaviour Change

Health promotion is about enabling healthy living for all. This module is for anyone involved or interested in health improvement and preventative health, and those who give information or personal advice on healthy lifestyle behaviours to patients and public.

We encourage interdisciplinary learning and welcome students from all professional and academic backgrounds.

Module Information

Module code



The Principles of Health Promotion and Behaviour Change module provides a broad grounding in health promotion theory, policy and practice, from epidemiology to implementing behaviour change. It will equip you to apply health promotion concepts in your work and/or in subsequent academic study.

Module content includes: Current public health epidemiology and policy agendas, Social determinate of health, Inequalities, Health promotion models and approaches including healthy settings, salutogenesis or assets based approaches, Ethics in health promotion, Global health promotion, Behaviour change models and practical techniques for enabling healthy behaviours, including Motivational Interviewing, eliciting change talk and Making Every Contact Count.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

International students English language skills in speaking and listening should be 7 or above.


The assignment requires students to write a 2,000 word written appraisal of an assigned public health intervention, 75% weighting, plus a 15 minute online spoken oral on techniques for behaviour change , 25% weighting.

Module leader

Sarah Kehoe

Module dates

2024-25 –  Semester 1  Falmer Campus, Brighton 

  • October 7, 8, 10, 14, 17
  • December 5

Assessment submission date: TBC


If you are taking this as a single module, the fees are available on our Module Timetable. If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate course, please contact   for more information on fees

2024-25 £1,170


Further Information 

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is a core module for MSc Health Promotion, and an option module for

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

It could also be used as an optional module for other courses in discussion with the course leader.

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