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- English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Total study time: 84,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()
Organisation of education
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Callewaert Nele
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann, Callewaert Jessie, De Henauw Stefaan, Verschraegen Mia
Language course: No
Scheduled for: Semester 1
We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program.
Motivational interviewing is one of the optional courses in the Nutrition and Dietetics program.
The general objective of the course unit is to train students in counseling techniques based on the motivational interviewing theories by Miller and Rollnick. Many diseases progress chronically, hence, they often require the care of medical professionals and may include coaching for behavioural change. The stages of change model by Prochaska and Diclemente is described. All stages are accompanied by different interview techniques as presented by Miller and Rollnick. The objective is to provide theoretical knowledge about these interviewing techniques. Students are also trained on putting these techniques into practice.
The course unit comprises the following parts:
Theoretical base which is mandatory to motivate patients
Motivational interviewing techniques
Course work to train the motivational interviewing techniques
Order of enrolment
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The arrangements regarding prerequisites applied for this course unit are in the Faculty’s educational and examination regulations (FOER).
This course unit aims to reach the Learning Outcomes according to the Codex Hoger Onderwijs.
Learning outcome 4 Communication and coaching
Programme-level learning outcome 7 Communicate in a customized, professional and clear way.
Programme-level learning outcome 8 Provide counselling and coaching to increase the motivation and well-being of individuals or groups.
Organisation of education
Interactive lecture and demonstration
Exercises: role play
This course unit supports the possibility of implementation of international guest speakers and / or visits in an international context.
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 15
Feedback by peers
Students instructions to implement the motivational interviewing in the cases
Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the first examination period
Oral examination with a written preparation time (100% of the marks)
Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the second examination period
An analogous exam is organized during the resits (100% of the marks)
Presence during lessons is necessary
Cf. EER HoGhent and EER Faculty Education, Health and Social Work
Other study materials
Study materials mandatory:
Slide on electronic learning platform
The cost of the written study material is estimated at around 3 euro. Other study costs: the real cost will be determined by the activities to which the students participate.