Models of Health Behaviour
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Tervisekäitumise mudelid
Course title in English
Models of Health Behaviour
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Heli Aomets (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Support the understanding about the principles of health behaviour and the most important models of health behaviour. To design skills to analyze the principles of health behaviour models and their applicability in describing behaviour.
Brief description of the course
Attribution Theory, Personality Model (e.g. disease-prone personality, Type A, Type D), Health Belief Model, Health Locus of Control Theory, Self-Efficacy Theory,
Biopsychosocial model, Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behaviour,
(also Interpersonal Behaviour), Goal-Directed-Behaviour, Unrealistic Optimism Theory,
Transtheoretical- Stages of Change- Model, Protection Motivation Theory, The Health Action Process Approach, Theory of Social Learning, Self-regulation Theory.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the most important models and theories of health behaviour;
- can analyze models and theories of health behaviour.