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What is mainly important is that you have an interest for human behaviour, combined with an interest in the field of health care.

Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • You'll understand determinants of health behavior and via which mechanisms determinants can be influenced in order to reach behavior change.

  • You'll gain knowledge on factors that influence health behavior in the context of (chronic) illness.

  • You'll know what person-centred care involves and how to empower patients in the health care process.

  • You'll learn how the above theory and methods can be used to create health interventions and how to optimally dissiminate them in clinical practice.

Skills you will gain

understand illness copingintervention developmentpatient centered communicationexplain behaviour
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Intermediate Level

What is mainly important is that you have an interest for human behaviour, combined with an interest in the field of health care.

Approx. 27 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Leiden University

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 5 readings
2 videos
How to succeed in your online class?2m
5 readings
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
About this Course10m
Glossary10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
4 hours to complete

Understanding health behaviour

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Why do we do what we do?4m
It's not as simple as it looks6m
How to select a winning team?5m
Meet the expert: Dr. Winnie Gebhardt19m
1 reading
Behaviour change in practice2h
5 practice exercises
Health behaviour in your daily life20m
Using models to explain your health behaviour25m
Plot your determinants15m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Understanding health behaviour in the context of illness

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
5 videos
The impact of illness on quality of life9m
What is self-management?7m
What influences disease self-management?7m
Meet the expert: Dr. Sasja Huisman11m
1 reading
Modelling factors that influence the impact of illness45m
4 practice exercises
The impact of illness on quality of life: a case example40m
Promoting chronic disease self-management40m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Empowering patients

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
What matters to you?7m
The doctor knows best?7m
Supporting patients in the digital age8m
Meet the expert: Prof. Andrea Evers14m
3 readings
Putting patients in the center of care: The chronic care model2h
Shared decision making and motivational interviewing40m
What is eHealth?20m
5 practice exercises
Motivational interviewing40m
Working with decision aids40m
E-health worldwide40m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
4

Week 4

10 hours to complete

From theory to intervention

10 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
What to intervene on?8m
How to design an intervention?7m
Implementation and evaluation10m
To conclude this course59s
3 readings
How to identify what to change?1h
A taxonomy of behaviour change methods1h
An overview of implementation theories1h
5 practice exercises
Detecting your stakeholders40m
Intervention mapping: An example of HIV prevention40m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Final Assessment1h 30m

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