Motivating Health Behaviour Change

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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.

  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
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
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
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Other: (please specify) - Videotape session Discussion Board
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
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6145

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