2. Assessment task 2
Assessment 2 Health Behaviour Change Diary
Submission Submit an electronic copy of your assignment via upload to eLearning.
Please refer to detailed information regarding submission of assignments
on the subject’s eLearning site.
Type of Collaboration Individual Assessment
Length 2500 words
Students are to keep a health behaviour change diary using the template
provided in the ‘assessments folder’ on the Moodle site.
In this diary, students are to:
• Document a key health behaviour that they wish to change (i.e. weight loss, increasing exercise levels, quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol intake);
• Document goals in relation to achieving the behaviour you wish to change, as per the template;
• Write down the pros versus the cons of changing the behaviour (an analysis of the positives and negatives of change in relation to your
• Document the impact of the behaviour on your health and lifestyle;
• Measure and record your progress on a weekly basis to achieving your change goal;
• At the end of the change period, document a reflective piece (incorporating literature and other resources) on your change journey (1500 words). In this, you are to reflect on how you can use
your experiences when working with a person who has a
substance-use disorder who wants to change their substance- related behaviours.
Style and format Diary
Marking Criteria Next page
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Assessment 2: Marking Guide
(Online copy available – no need to print this)
• Chooses an appropriate health behaviour to change
• Discussion on how the change will be achieved
• Pros/cons analysis of changing chosen behaviour, incorporating literature
• Impact of behaviour change on lifestyle and health, incorporating literature
• Record of weekly progress 0 1-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
• Reflection of your change journey, including explanation of how experiences could be used
when working with an individual experiencing a substance-use disorder (incorporating literature)
• Organises assignment logically and coherently, adheres to template
Language and Referencing (10%)
• Level of academic language 0 1-2 2.5 3-4 5
• Adheres to School requirements for referencing
This assignment is worth 60% of the total assessment for this subject
Late Penalty (if applicable):
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Assessment 2: Health Behaviour Change Diary Template
As per the assessment 2 criteria, students are to document a health behaviour change diary. With this, you are to come up with a health behaviour they would like to change. Examples include, but are not limited to: weight loss, increasing exercise levels, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake levels, eating more fresh fruit and vegetables.
You are to use the following template. You can copy and paste this template on to a blank word document for ease of filling in. Please ensure that you adhere to the requirements set out in the template. You are to upload the documented template into the drop box on the Moodle site labelled ‘assessment 2 submission’.
SNPG939: Health Behaviour Change Diary Template
Health behaviour I wish to change:
How I will achieve this change (short and long-term goals, use the literature to guide you)
Costs/benefits analysis of changing your behaviour (incorporate literature into this section, explain the costs/benefits analysis tool. You can insert your own costs and benefits table into this section)
Impact of changing the behaviour on your lifestyle and health (explain how changing the behaviour will impact on your health and lifestyle, use literature to support your views)
Record your progress on a weekly basis (provide a brief weekly record of how you are progressing with your behaviour change, i.e. obstacles, benefits. You can insert your own table into this section and document your record under the date of your entry)
Provide a reflection on your change journey (1,500 words) (incorporate literature into this reflection, as well as document how you could use your experiences when working with a person who has a substance-use disorder who wants to change their substance-related behaviours. You can also put in YouTube clips or other resources if you feel this would enhance your reflection).