Unit description

Builds on a number of units within the Lifestyle Medicine specialisation and provides the key skills from evidence-based research and reflective practice for assisting the motivation of clients/patients and their health literacy in order to self manage their own chronic diseases.

Unit content

Topic 1. Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) in Lifestyle Medicine: Rationale and background

  • Why self-management
  • Lifestyle medicine and self-management
  • Self-management strategies and models
  • A structure for self management

Topic 2. The endothelium, inflammation and chronic disease: A basis for self-management

  • Modern changes in disease orientation
  • Obesity as a case study in chronic disease
  • 'Anthropogens' and inflammation

Topic 3. Approaches to CDSM: 1. Being client-centred

  • The implications for counselling
  • The implications for the health practice
  • The implications for health outcomes

Topic 4. Approaches to CDSM: 2. Being motivation focused

  • The implications for counselling
  • The implications for the health practice
  • The implications for health outcomes

Topic 5. Approaches to CDSM: 3. Being health literacy oriented

  • The implications for counselling
  • The implications for the health practice
  • The implications for health outcomes

Topic 6. Type 2 diabetes and self-management

  • Self-management and Type 2 diabetes
  • Health behaviour theories and diabetes self-management
  • Self-management for diabetes - the evidence

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Short answer test20%
Short answer test20%
Short answer test20%
Short answer test20%
Crossword puzzle completion10%
Quiz10%
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