The first part of this module provides an overview of
health risk behaviours at a population level including
their prevalence and variations and the social and
environmental factors that may be acting to influence
them. In the second part of the module, students will learn
about the major theories of health behaviour change.
They will be able to identify various psychosocial factors
that play a role in the behaviour change process. They
will study various incentive, compliance and adherence
techniques that can be utilised with different populations.
Specific issues such as stress, obesity, addictive
behaviours, and smoking cessation will be covered in this
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