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Health and Lifestyle


There are many effects of lifestyle on health that can be affected by targeted changes, resulting in improved health outcomes and ultimately longer life expectancy.  The determinants of a healthy lifestyle include the socioeconomic environment and postcode location, and this module will outline the main areas of lifestyle and non-communicable diseases, and link lifestyle to these factors.  Students will explore the current health policies and practices of the devolved Scottish Government and/or the UK Government and analyse current approaches in health promotion, evaluating these for health outcomes and report on their findings.  They will work in groups to debate issues and produce materials for disseminating health information.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module will last for 12 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Jane Tobias.


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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