Trends in e-Psychology (edX)

Trends in e-Psychology (edX)
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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.
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Trends in e-Psychology (edX)
Learn about e-based promotion of physical, mental and social health, focusing on e-cigarettes, e-mental health applications and e-mediation as case-examples. This health and safety 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.

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The course consists of 4 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.

4. FAQ and Further Discussion. In this module, our experts address the questions that were most frequently asked by you and your ‘fellow-travelers’ during this MOOC.

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


What you'll learn:

- How to objectively evaluate the pros and cons of various e-based health-promotion innovations

- How to effectively use some e-channels to promote healthy behavior




Course Syllabus


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 focusses 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.


Week 5: FAQ and closing

In this module, our experts address the questions that were most frequently asked by you and your ‘fellow-travelers’ during this MOOC.



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Course Auditing
49.00 USD
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.

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