Healthy Living and Wellbeing

Ref: C3672411

The main purpose of the course is to build self-esteem and confidence. To achieve this the course will be built around the history of medicine up to the present day. It can lead on from the previous course looking at poverty and poor health, but is also a stand alone course which is suitable for new learners.

Course aim

This course is designed to enable students to build upon existing skills using observation, listening, speaking, research all of which are enriching transferable skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is suitable for all students who wish to enjoy activities outside of the home build their confidence and self-esteem, meet new people, make friends and generally gain knowledge from the course and from the student group

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Looking at old fashioned ideas for home remedies compared to new ones.
  • Writing a letter to discuss an issue e.g.NHS prescriptions and buying cheaper in shop, poster on safety .
  • Attend a Field trip tp the Thackeray Medical Museum in Leeds
  • Prepare a scrap book from the information gathered at the field trip
  • Identify and make a list of the different departments in a hospital.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Healthy Living and Wellbeing


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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