Learning Outcomes for Study Session 5

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

5.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5)

5.2  Discuss some of the important perspectives of human behaviour in relation to health, illness, sickness and disease. (SAQ 5.1)

5.3  Discuss various different explanations of illness and their role in influencing people’s health-seeking behaviour. (SAQ 5.2)

5.4  Explain the application of the Health Belief Model (HBM). (SAQ 5.3)

5.5  Explain the application of the theory of the Diffusion of Innovation model in health education. (SAQs 5.4 and 5.5)

Study Session 5  Human Behaviour and Health: 2

5.1  Perspectives on health and illness