This post-graduate course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge regarding behaviour change strategies for people with chronic disease.
The objectives for the course have been drawn from the International Diabetes Federation’s International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (2008).
This course has been developed to help you explore the complexities of behavior change in chronic disease. The content contains self-reflection questions, self-assessment exercises, examples, references and suggestions for further reading.
Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the elements of a theory or strategy which make it applicable to the practice of diabetes self-management.
- Identify 4 behavioural change theories/models which can be effectively used to assist the person with diabetes in their self-management tasks.
- Identify three approaches to counseling which can be used effectively to assist the person with diabetes in their self-management tasks.
- Utilize the appropriate change theory and approach in a practice situation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of motivational interviewing techniques.
- Demonstrate how elements of the models and strategies of behaviour change can be integrated for effective counseling.
- Apply the integration of the change theories to the process of program planning.
- Identify 4 changes they will make in their practice to incorporate the behavioural change theories they consider relevant.
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