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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Advanced Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Module One: Behaviour and behaviour change principles

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 33 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Meet the Team (Optional): Samantha Alvarez Madrazo3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Katharine Collet3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Talia Boshari3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Carolyn Sharpe3m
Meet the Team (Optional): Helen Skirrow2m
An introduction to behaviour and behaviour change2m
Why is behaviour important in public health?5m
Risk analysis and motivation5m
8 readings
About Imperial College London & the FPHP Team5m
How to be successful in this course5m
Grading policy5m
Glossary5m
Thinking about behaviour and how it impacts on health5m
An evolution to risk communication and understanding uncertainty1h
Framing risk40m
Conclusion10m
2 practice exercises
Describing behaviour and risk
Describing behaviour and risk20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Behaviour change models

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Nudge: an introduction to behavioural economics6m
Nudges in public health practice5m
Building nudge into policy: MINDSPACE and EAST5m
Conclusions to the module1m
8 readings
An introduction to behavioural theories5m
Core Theory 1: The Health Belief Model5m
Core Theory 2: Social Cognitive Theory5m
Core Theory 3: Theory of Planned Behaviour5m
Quick recap and even more theories of behaviour!5m
Applying behavioural insights to public policy1h 30m
Applying behavioral insights to public policy30m
Applying behavioural insights to public policy10m
2 practice exercises
Describing and applying behaviour change models25m
Describing and applying behaviour change models40m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Module Two: Analysing behaviour and effecting change

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 35 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Stage 1: Mapping the target behaviour against the COM-B domains6m
Stage 2a: Identifying intervention functions4m
Stage 2b: Selecting policy options4m
BCW methodology in Boston: Stage 1 - analysing the problem using COM-B6m
BCW methodology in Boston: Stage 2a - selecting intervention functions4m
BCW methodology in Boston: Stage 2b - selecting policy categories6m
8 readings
How to use the Behaviour Change Wheel methodology1h
Using the COM-B approach in medicines adherence45m
Stage 3: The Behaviour Change Taxonomy (BCT)10m
Reflections on the BCW methodology2m
Introduction to the worked example10m
Summary of recommendations3m
Reflections on our Boston example3m
Conclusion10m
2 practice exercises
Introducing the behaviour change wheel methodology15m
Describing and applying the BCW Methodology40m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module Three: Theory into practice

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Conclusions to the course1m
2 readings
Introducing the peer review2m
Population brief advice: implementing MECC10m

Instructor

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Dr Richard J Pinder

Consultant Public Health Physician
School of Public Health

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology....

About the Foundations of Public Health Practice Specialization

This specialisation will enable you to reflect on and cultivate the behaviours you require to become an effective public health professional –whether as an academic, practitioner, clinician, manager or leader.The specialisation is shaped into four courses covering the origins of public health, health improvement, behaviour change, and health protection. The specialisation will draw upon learning from the Statistics for Public Health and Epidemiology for Public Health specialisations, and builds the foundations of public health knowledge. By the end of this specialisation, you will be able to: 1.Use the principles which underpin public health as a discipline in order to articulate public health objectives; 2.Critically analyse public health challenges using data and health intelligence in order to characterise need and prioritise actions for key stakeholders 3.Devise effective interventions using behaviour change theory and other public health approaches in order to improve population health outcomes; 4.Assess both operational and strategic health protection threats in order to recommend appropriate management actions to relevant parties; 5.Reflect upon one's own professional skills, attitudes, and behaviours in order to improve leadership capability and personal effectiveness in public healthpractice; 6.Apply appropriate health protection, health improvement and disease prevention interventions in order to improve public health programmes....
Foundations of Public Health Practice

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