NUTR06012 2019 Behavioural Interventions

General Details

Full Title
Behavioural Interventions
Transcript Title
Behavioural Interventions
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Victoria Stevens, Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 202200 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

This module will enable learners to develop skills to facilitate groups and also to work effectively as a group member. Learners will be equipped with key skills to develop a group contract, to use a variety of methodologies and maintain a group to work on a specific task while catering for individual needs. Learners will be encouraged to review their own practice to receive feedback and to continually develop their skills

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Complete the national HSE Making Every Contact Count training programme


Give a rationale for working in groups and describe the key roles of a facilitator.


Recognise the different roles people play in groups and reflect on and describe the roles they play in different groups


Become familiar with motivational interviewing and a patient/client centred approach


Reflect and analyse on their practice and consider feedback from others in identifying skills for further development

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and practical workshops

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed through continuous assessment (100%)

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Making Every Contact Count (HSE national programme)

  • Health and Personal Wellness
  • Lifestyle behaviours and personal responsibility for health
  • Communication for healthy lifestyles and health behaviour change
  • Providing opportunistic brief interventions



•        What is facilitation? /When to use facilitation skills?

•        Rationale for working in groups

•        The role of the facilitator

•        Developing the group contract


Group Work and Group Communications

•        Communication in Groups

•        Group Work Methodologies  e.g. Brainstorming, Icebreakers/Games, Role Plays..

•        Roles in groups & Stages of Group Development

•        Facilitating & managing group discussions and meetings


Reflective Practice

•        Evaluation and Review of Practice

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment - practical and reflective Coursework Assessment Assessment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Problem Based Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-directed 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
01/01/1995 Developing Facilitation Skills. A handbook for Group Facilitators Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency

Required Reading
01/01/2002 How to make Collaboration work: Powerful ways to build consensus, solve problems and make decisions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler

Required Reading
01/01/2004 Skilled Interpersonal Communications Routledge, London

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