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This course provides introductory training in motivating behaviour change, including theory, research and practice, with particular emphasis on motivational interviewing.
• Theories of behaviour change• The neurobiology of motivation• The history and development of MI• MI theory• Research on the effectiveness of MI• Skill development – MI spirit, processes, skills, and strategies
By the end of this course successful students will be able to:demonstrate an understanding of theory relating to motivating behaviour changedemonstrate an understanding of the practice of motivational interviewingdemonstrate a beginning ability to apply motivational interviewing in practiceCourse Objectives Provide an understanding of the theoretical basis of MIDevelop knowledge of the basic practice of MIDevelop an awareness of the profession, ethical cultural issues and research related to MI practice.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
This course is taught through a mixture of face-to-face teaching and independent learning.All students are required to be present for these classes.(M, Tu, W): Feb 25, 26, 27(M, Tu, W): Mar 25, 26, 27
Miller, William R. , Rollnick, Stephen;
Motivational interviewing : helping people change
Guilford Press, 2013.
Rosengren, David B;
Building motivational interviewing skills :a practitioner workbook
Guilford Press, 2018.
Rollnick, S., Miller, W.R. & Butler C.C;
Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping patients change their behaviour
Guilford Press, 2007.
On-line course content
Policy on Dishonest PracticePlagiarism, collusion, copying and ghost writing are unacceptable and dishonest practices.• Plagiarism is the presentation of any material (text, data, figures or drawings, on any medium including computer files) from any other source without clear and adequate acknowledgement of the source.• Collusion is the presentation of work performed in conjuction with another person or persons, but submitted as if it has been completed only by the names author(s).• Copying is the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.• Ghost writing is the use of another person(s) (with or without payment) to prepare all or part of an item submitted for assessment.In cases where dishonest practice is involved in tests or other work submitted for credit, the student will be referred to the University Proctor. The instructor may choose to not mark the work.
Grading ScaleGrade GPA Value MarksA+ 9 90 – 100A 8 85 – 89.99A- 7 80 – 84.99B+ 6 75 – 79.99B 5 70 – 74.99B- 4 65 – 69.99C+ 3 60 – 64.99C 2 55 – 59.99C- 1 50 – 54.99D 0 40 – 49.99E -1 0 – 39.99A Pass is 50 marks or over
Late work should be accompanied with a short note explaining why the work is late. The work will be marked and 1% the total marks will be subtracted for each day the work is late. Days late include weekend and holidays.
Students with disabilities please contact Disability Support Service.
If you feel that illness, injury, bereavement or other critical circumstances has prevented you from completing an item of assessment or affected your performance, you should complete an aegrotat application form, available from the Registry or the Student Health and Counselling Service. This should be within seven days of the due date for the required work or the date of the examination. In the case of illness or injury, medical consultation should normally have taken place shortly before or within 24 hours after the due date for the required work, or the date of the test or examination. For further details on aegrotat applications, please refer to the Enrolment Handbook. You have the right to appeal any decision made, including aegrotat decisions.http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/aegrotats.shtmlMissing of TestsIn rare cases a student will not be able to sit a test. In such cases, the student should consult with the course co-ordinator to the Head of the School of Health Sciences to arrange alternative procedures. This must be done well in advance of the set date for the test.
Domestic fee $2,150.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences