ASLM is proud to partner with the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change at University of Melbourne and to endorse their new MicroCert, ‘Behaviour Change for Clinical Practice’

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine has partnered with the University of Melbourne to collaborate on a range of initiatives to improve professional practice, including the launch of a new Melbourne MicroCert, Behaviour Change for Clinical Practice.

Developed by the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change, the MicroCert has been endorsed by ASLM and will support the professional development needs of health practitioners.

ASLM CEO, Stephen Penman said, “There has never been a more critical time to come together and share professional and academic knowledge across government, industry, and community. We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Melbourne.

“There is real industry need for this type of flexible, focused training that allows clinicians across the region to upskill while they continue to work, and we’re looking forward to seeing the positive impact in on professional practice and ultimately patient outcomes.”

University of Melbourne Senior Research Fellow, Dr Michelle Jongenelis said, “We are excited to partner with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, a leading interdisciplinary society that shares our Centre’s mission of improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This partnership will foster new evidence-based research and training initiatives and support collaboration with health practitioners to promote positive outcomes.”

To kick off the partnership, ASLM hosted a webinar on 7 April 2021, featuring an important discussion on the challenges associated with implementing behaviour change interventions in clinical practice and providing health practitioners with steps for overcoming them. If you missed it, a free recording of the webinar is available for ASLM members to view anytime here.

About the new MicroCert; Behaviour Change for Clinical Practice

The new Melbourne MicroCert, which is currently open for enrolment, will commence on 26 April 2021.

The self-paced, fully online short course will provide participants with evidence-based knowledge and skills to successfully implement core clinical behaviour change techniques to optimise patients’ and clients’ treatment outcomes and improve their wellbeing.

Guided by leading University practitioners from the Centre in an interactive learning environment, participants will gain both theoretical understanding of behavior change science and the practical skills to design and successfully implement interventions in their practice, along with professional competency.

For more information or to enrol please visit the Behaviour Change for Clinical Practice website.

Further information on Melbourne MicroCerts

Melbourne MicroCerts are the University of Melbourne’s unique microcredential offering. These are small, industry-aligned and highly accessible courses designed to facilitate fast upskilling, particularly relevant in dynamic and changing environments.

Developed specifically for professionals, Melbourne MicroCerts are underpinned by our cutting-edge research and world class pedagogical practice. Many Melbourne MicroCerts are also designed to stack and may be used as credit towards a University of Melbourne qualification.

Further information on ASLM

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is an interdisciplinary society working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions.

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