Motivating Health Behaviour Change
|Course code MEDI6145||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||Following 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.
|Content||1. 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|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students 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 Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6145|