Module Code: HP1109

Micro-credential Overview

This module introduces students to the relationship between behaviours and health, particular focus is on the areas of nutrition, physical activity, smoking, sexual health and substance use.  Module content involves group work and uses problem-based learning techniques.  Students are asked to contribute to a team identifying issues and presenting evidence for interventions relevant to health related behaviours.  In groups students are facilitated in conducting self directed learning to examine the relationship between 'lifestyle' behaviours and health within the context of wider determinants of health.  The course engages students in examining the evidence base, practice and policy for issues relevant to individual behaviours with particular focus on areas such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking, sexual health or substance use.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Medicine & Health Sciences micro-credentials - CPC14.

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Promoting Healthy Behaviours - HP1109

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €540

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places.

For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  A Level 8 undergraduate qualification or equivalent is required, 1-4 years relevant work-experience is recommended.  Applications can be considered using Recognition of Prior Learning. 

Contact Information

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