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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. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4 to 6 hours a week ...

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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

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

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

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    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

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

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. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4 to 6 hours a week ...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Leiden University

1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings
6 readings
About this Course10m
Complete our small survey5m
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10m
Tips for studying online10m
Studying at Leiden University10m
Glossary10m
4 hours to complete

Understanding health behaviour

5 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 6 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
6 practice exercises
Learning goals and personal goals5m
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
5 hours to complete

Understanding health behaviour in the context of illness

5 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 5 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
5 practice exercises
Learning goals and personal goals5m
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
7 hours to complete

Empowering patients

5 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 6 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
6 practice exercises
Learning goals and personal goals5m
Motivational interviewing40m
Working with decision aids40m
E-health worldwide40m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Week
4
10 hours to complete

From theory to intervention

5 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
What to intervene on?8m
How to design an intervention?7m
Implementation and evaluation10m
To conclude this course59s
4 readings
How to identify what to change?1h
A taxonomy of behaviour change methods1h
An overview of implementation theories1h
Post - course survey10m
6 practice exercises
Learning goals and personal goals5m
Detecting your stakeholders40m
Intervention mapping: An example of HIV prevention40m
Reflect on your goals10m
Test your knowledge20m
Final Assessment1h 30m
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Top reviews from Population Health: Health & Health Behaviour

By NJJun 3rd 2019

Interesting course. I found the modules on illness, self-management and eHealth particularly helpful and engaging. My thanks to the educators and course organisers.

Instructor

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Roos van der Vaart

Assistant Professor
Social Sciences

About Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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