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This course provides advanced training in motivating behaviour change, including theory, research and practice, with particular emphasis on motivational interviewing.
This course will provide advanced training in motivational interviewing, including theory, research and practice, specific applications and supervised clinical practice. Topics coved in include change talk, coding, the effectiveness of MI in different settings, MI skill development.
The learning aims and objectives of the paper: To expand an understanding of the theoretical basis of Motivational Interviewing (MI) To expand a knowledge of the practice of MI To develop an awareness of the professional, ethical, cultural and research frameworks related to MI To be able to critically evaluate MI researchFollowing completion of the course students will be expected to: Demonstrate an understanding of the application of MI in a wide variety of clinical settings Demonstrate an ability to apply MI in practice
Subject to approval of the Head of School, and HLTH430
Students must attend one activity from each section.
This course is taught using a combination of face-to-face workshops and independent learning.All students are required to be present for these classes.Mon 15 Jul and Mon 16 Sep
Aegrotat ApplicationsIf 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.shtml, please see Course links.Reconsideration of GradesStudents should, in the first instance, speak to the course co-ordinator about their grades. If they cannot reach an agreeable solution, students should then speak to the Head of School, Health Sciences. Students can appeal any decision made on their final grade. You can apply at the Registry to appeal within 4 weeks of the end of the semester. Be aware that there are time limits for each step of the appeals process.
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.
Library portalOn-line course content
Missing of TestsIn rare cases a student will not be able to sit a test. In such cases, the student should consult with the course coordinator or 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.
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.
The Health Sciences Centre uses the following scale to convert marks into grades: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 overHealth Sciences reserves the right to adjust this mark/grade conversion. This will occur only when the deemed necessary and such adjustments will NOT be made to the detriment of a student's grade.Note: students are required to pass ALL assessment for the course in order to pass the course. One re-submission is permitted if an assessment is failed.
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 should contact Disability Support Service. email@example.com
Domestic fee $2,150.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences.