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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. 9 hours to complete

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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. 9 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

Welcome to the course Population Health: Health and health behaviour! In this module you will get to know what the scope of this course is and you will learn how to be successful at online studying.

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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

In this module we are aiming to find out how health behaviour works. We’ll address theory to unravel health behaviour and look at models that help us explain and change health behaviour. You will also apply this to yourself. In the assignments, you will look at your own health behaviour, using theory to explain it and will decide on determinants you could intervene upon. So, at the end of this module you might have been inspired to make an actual behaviour change!

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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

Dealing with a health condition often has a large impact on a person’s daily life. This impact will be the topic of this module. We’ll address the broad range of life domains that a (chronic) condition has an effect on and what it takes to self-manage a health condition. Also, we’ll look at what contextual factors play a role in coping and self-management of a health condition and how this may change over time. In the assignments, you will look into the impact that a disease has on a patient's life, discuss this with someone in your own environment and will use the addressed theory to reflect on that.

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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

In this module we dive into patient-centered care; what it encompasses and how it can be optimalised. You’ll gain insight into strategies and interventions regarding patient empowerment, and we discuss how these can be employed taking risk factors, resilience and (life) goals into account. In the assignments, you will reflect on strategies for motivational interviewing, see how a decision aid works for you and discuss the feasibility of digital tools on a worldwide level.

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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

In the previous modules we discussed theory and methods to enhance health behavior in order to increase quality of life and improve health care. In this module we’ll set out six steps on how to develop, implement and evaluate theory-based interventions in health care, in order to apply theory into clinical practice. In the assignments, you will use this theory and some scientific papers to briefly go through all the steps of intervention planning yourself.

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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

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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