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Patricia Brandt
UCONJ 515
Seattle Campus

Promoting Health Behavior for Individuals and Families

Practice-focused, evidence-based, theory-driven intervention strategies to promote healing and health behavior at selected points from birth to death. Relevant for clinicians from diverse health settings. Emphasis on clinical skill development including decision-making and outcome management applicable for individuals and families. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Practice based approaches to health behavior change for individuals & families

Evidenced based literature on several major models of change: Social Cognitive, Health Decision Making/Health Belief, Motivational Interviewing

Develop of a practice oriented plan to integrate a health behavior change for a particular health situation

Student learning goals

Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of select health behavior change approaches

Prepare a practice plan to integrate a health behavior change that is oriented to a 2020 Healthy People objective

Critique the literature on interventions that use a health behavior change approach to be able to justify use in practice

Know what approaches are associated with a particular health behavior model and how to match the model to a particular health situation and patient/family

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Patricia Brandt
Date: 08/23/2010