Motivating Health Behaviour Change

Course code MEDI6145Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Develops an understanding of the theoretical concepts and basic skills underlying effective interventions. Modules cover; change during the life cycle; change without expert help; stages of change; motivational interviewing; brief interventions; compliance therapy; relapse prevention and Health Behaviour change with cancer and chronic pain patients.

Motivating Health Behaviour Change is a skills-based course. Skills-based courses prove a knowledge and skills-base for assessment and intervention with people with AOD problems in various settings.

Students who've completed MEDI6140-Clinical Approaches to D/A Problems I are not able to enroll in this course.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesFollowing successful completion of this course you will be able to:

Describe reasons for modest optimism regarding the role of expert help;
Identify a client's stage of change;
Demonstrate motivational interviewing/or compliance therapy strategies;
Describe research evidence concerning the effectiveness of motivational interviewing;
Describe compliance therapy strategies;
Describe brief intervention treatments;
Describe relapse prevention strategies;
Describe strategies that help with cancer and chronic pain patients.
Content1. Change during the life cycle
2. Change without expert help
3. Stages of change
4. Motivational interviewing
5. Compliance therapy
6. Brief interventions
7. Relapse prevention
8. Health behaviour change with cancer and chronic pain patients
Replacing Course(s)MEDI6140-Clinical Approaches to D/A Problems I
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents must work in a setting (either voluntarily or paid) which allows approximately 7 days of clinical work with clients who smoke, drink alcohol or take other drugs. Mentoring will be required. (Please note that this is not a placement.)
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Other: (please specify)Videotape session
Discussion Board
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6145