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Beginner Level

Healthcare practitioner or student in a healthcare field. No prior experience of health coaching is necessary.

Approx. 5 hours to complete
English

Skills you will gain

goal settinghealth coachingbehaviour changeperson-centred conversations
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Beginner Level

Healthcare practitioner or student in a healthcare field. No prior experience of health coaching is necessary.

Approx. 5 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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Imperial College London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

The foundations of health coaching

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 3 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Experimenting with a health coaching approach2m
8 readings
Introducing the course2m
Health coaching - evidence and perspectives10m
A person-centred mindset and skillset5m
Experimenting with a health coaching approach1m
Key principles of health coaching5m
When can a health coaching approach be valuable to use?10m
Key points from Module 1 5m
End of Module 13m
2 practice exercises
Long term conditions and modifiable risk factors5m
Module 1: The foundations of health coaching5m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Health coaching skills

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 readings
Clarifying expectations5m
Building rapport10m
Motivational interviewing skills - OARS10m
Asking effective coaching questions5m
Key points from Module 2 5m
End of Module 23m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: health coaching skills10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The process of health coaching

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 10 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Conversation between healthcare practitioner and patient (Part 2)2m
Conversation between healthcare practitioner and patient (Part 3)2m
Follow up conversation between healthcare practitioner and patient (Part 4)3m
10 readings
The 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing5m
Focusing and setting effective goals5m
Evoking change talk through exploring the current situation5m
Planning next steps5m
Reminder of useful health coaching questions5m
The COM-B of Behaviour Change5m
Reviewing progress2m
What if health coaching isn't working?5m
Key points from Module 32m
End of Module 31m
3 practice exercises
Focusing and setting effective goals5m
Evoking change talk through exploring the current situation5m
Module 3: health coaching in practice10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Integrating coaching skills within healthcare consultations

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Video consultation of doctor offering healthy lifestyle advice1m
Follow up video consultation between doctor and patient5m
Telephone consultation with a patient concerned about tiredness4m
5 readings
Applying coaching skills during healthcare consultations5m
Case study5m
Introduction to quiz (including reminder of key coaching skills)5m
Key points from Module 45m
End of Module 41m
3 practice exercises
Follow up video consultation between doctor and patient10m
Telephone consultation with a patient concerned about tiredness10m
Module 4: applying coaching skills in time-limited consultations10m

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