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    4 Weeks
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    4–5 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, the course reading is sourced from scientific journals and therefore an undergraduate level of reading skills would be of benefit.

About this course

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This course explores a variety of electronic applications used in the promotion of healthy behavior, focusing on cases relating to physical health (electronic cigarettes), mental health (apps and wearables), and social health (e-mediation). In each of these areas, experts will share cutting-edge scientific knowledge and demonstrate some of the latest e-applications to boost healthy behavior. The course consists of 3 modules:

  1. e-Cigarette: Promoting physical health. In this module, you will learn about the potential implications of e-cigarettes as a Tobacco Harm Reduction Strategy. You will gain contemporary scientific knowledge about the safety, efficacy, and potential health threats of using e-cigarettes.
  2. e-Mental Health: Promoting mental health. In this module, you will learn about innovations in online, mobile and wearable tools used in mental healthcare (a rapidly expanding field), as well as their potential advantages and disadvantages.
  3. e-Mediation: Promoting social health. In this module, you will learn about the core principles of mediation, and how you can use electronic communication to prevent escalation and promote conflict resolution during the mediation process.

This MOOC consists of knowledge clips, demonstration movies, exercises, discussion, and homework (reading) assignments.

What you'll learn

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After the course, you will be able to objectively evaluate the pros and cons of various e-based health-promotion innovations, and effectively use some of these e-channels to promote healthy behavior.

Week 1: Introduction and e-Cigarette module
In the introduction module new learners get a chance to learn how to use the platform and the different tools used in this course. Learners also get a chance to get to know each other. The e-Cigarette module focussed on promoting physical health. You will learn about the potential implications of e-cigarettes as a Tobacco Harm Reduction Strategy. You will gain contemporary scientific knowledge about the safety, efficacy, and potential health threats of using e-cigarettes.

Week 2: e-Mental health
Promoting mental health. In this module, you will learn about innovations in online, mobile and wearable tools used in mental healthcare (a rapidly expanding field), as well as their potential advantages and disadvantages.

Week 3: e-Mediation
Promoting social health. In this module, you will learn about the core principles of mediation, and how you can use electronic communication to prevent escalation and promote conflict resolution during the mediation process.

Week 4: Catch up week
This week serves as a catch up week so everyone has enough time to complete the assignments and evaluations spread out over the modules. No new content will be added.

Meet your instructors

Filip Raes
Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Leuven
Martin C. Euwema
Professor for Organizational Psychology
University of Leuven
Katalien Bollen
Assistant Professor
University of Maastricht
Frank Baeyens
Professor of Experimental Psychology
University of Leuven

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