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Health Education

Code: 102595 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2502443 Psychology OT 4 2


Joana Moix Queralto

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Joana Moix Queralto


There is no prerequisite specifically established for this subject.

Objectives and Contextualisation

The training objectives of this subject are the following:
     To conceptually define what Health Education is within the Health Psychology.
     To understand the concepts of health and disease from a biopsychosocial perspective.
     To analyse the psychological determinants that influence risk behaviors.
     To know the applications of Health Education both at the individual and community level.
     To learn how  to develop a psychosocial diagnosis of health problems.
     To know the main planning and intervention models in Health Education and how to apply them.
     To learn how to analyse and design distinc health education programmes.


  • Apply techniques to collect and produce information about the functioning of individuals, groups and organisations in context.
  • Define objectives and develop the intervention plan based on the purpose of the (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, integration, support).
  • Dominate the strategies and techniques to include in the intervention with recipients.
  • Plan the evaluation of programmes of intervention.
  • Propose and negotiate priorities, goals and objectives of the intervention recipients.
  • Select and apply the methods and techniques in the plan for intervention in accordance with the established objective in relevant contexts for the service requested.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply models and strategies for the health needs assessment.
  2. Design ad-hoc assessment tools and plan their validation.
  3. Design intervention programs in health problems.
  4. Design programmes of education, prevention and health promotion.
  5. Designing objectives for intervention tailored to different levels (prevention, promotion, intervention and rehabilitation).
  6. Identify constraints and contraindications of the different approaches to health problems from a psychosocial perspective.
  7. Relate the different techniques to enhance adhesion and motivation for change in different health problems.


1) What is Health Education?

1.1.- Definition of Health and Health Education.

1.2.- Objectives of Health Education.

1.3.- Importance of Health Education.

1.4.- Areas of action.

2) Which variables influence health-risk behaviors?

2.1.- Variables moduleting risk behaviors or promoting health.

3) How can change be promote?

3.1.- Strategies for change in Health Education.


Teaching methodology of master classes in group is based mainly on a theoretical introduction followed by practical exercises, autonomous work seminars, related readings and workshops by the students.

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Master classes in group 24 0.96
Seminars 12 0.48 2, 4, 3, 6
Type: Supervised      
Support to the realization of works and solution of doubts 24 0.96 5, 4, 3, 6
Type: Autonomous      
Realization and preparation of works 49 1.96 5, 6
Study and reading of texts 39 1.56


Competences for this subject will be assessed through four learning evidences. 

Students who have submitted learning evidences with a weighting equal to or greater than 4 (40%) cannot be indicated as "non-evaluable".

Students will be deemed to have passed the subject if, in the group of the four evidences submitted, they obtainfa grade equal to o greater than 5, and if in evidence 1 they have obtained a grade of at least  4 on 10.

Students may opt for re-assesment if (1) they have previously been assessed for a set of activities the weighting of which is equivalent to a minimum of 2/3  of the total subject grade, and (2) they has not fulfilled the two established criteria established to pass the subject. In case of not meeting these requirements the maximum grade to consign in the academic transcript will be 4.5 points. 

Evidence 1 can be re-assessed. When calculating the final overal grade for the subject, grade obtained in re-assessing Ev1 will replaced that originally obtained for this evidence.This subject does not provide for the single assessment.

No unique final synthesis test for students who enrole for the second time or more is anticipated.

Link to the assessment guidelines: https://www.uab.cat/web/estudiar/graus/graus/avaluacions-1345722525858.html



Individual written test




 First assessment period


Reading and commenting on a book




 First assessment period


Oral presentation work




 Approx.Weeks 10-15


Work report of practices




 Approx. Week16

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Evidence 1 individual written test 40 2 0.08 1, 6
Evidence 2 Reading and commenting on a book 10 0 0 5, 6, 7
Evidence 3 work report of practices (collective) 25 0 0 1, 2, 5, 4, 3, 6, 7
Evidence 4 oral presentation work (collective) 25 0 0 1, 2, 5, 4, 6


Complementary bibliography

- Miller, William.R. i Rollnink, Stephen. (2015). La entrevista motivacional. Barcelona: Paidos.


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