Engaging Patients in Managing Chronic Illness

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed one week before the course start date




11 weeks. Approximately 48 credit hours.


Bo Fusek

Learner Outcomes

You will explore theories and practices pertaining to behavioural change counseling, covering:

  • Theoretical models including Stages of Change, health belief model, empowerment, motivational interviewing, and the “5 As” approach.
  • Common psychological disorders among people with chronic illness, including diabetes.
  • How to incorporate appropriate behavioral approaches to patient education practice.


Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online discussions Week 2-3
Week 6-8
Online case conference Week 4-5
Week 9-10
Written assignment Week 11

Intended For

All health professionals working with people who have a chronic illness.

Text Book

All course material is available online.


  • Computer literacy
    • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
    • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

DE803 Engaging Patients in Managing Chronic Illness


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE803-1Engaging Patients in Managing their Chronic IllnessOnline$449.00Mar-27-2017 to Jun-18-2017Mar-10-2017Open