Online Course on Behavioral Medicine

Karolinska Institute (Karolinska Institutet) and edX are coming up with an online course through which students will learn to use behavioral medicine concepts in changing everyday behavior for healthy lives and test you with virtual patient scenarios.

Basic behavioral concepts will be explored and applied to help people who are looking for better health by changing their specific lifestyle behaviors.

Applicants will also get a chance to test behavioral medicine interventions while working with ‘virtual patient scenarios’.


In this course students will also watch videos and answer questions that are specifically designed to help them in reinforcing and retaining all that you have learned, and understand the homework required. They will also go through open access scientific articles and will solve tasks given for home work.

At the end of this course all the applicants will be able to understand unhealthy behaviors and will focus on changing them for better health.

Course Begins

KIBehMedx will start from 9th September 2014.

Duration of the Course

This course will run for 5 weeks and students are required to contribute 5 to 8 hours per week.

Course Field

This course will teach you about basic Behavioral Medicine concepts.

Course Format

First Week: Look for what motivates us to change our behavior.

Second Week: Coping with Stress.

Third Week: Improving Sleep.

Fourth Week:  Increasing Physical Activity.

Fifth Week: Everyday Behaviors.


Anyone who is interested in Behavioral Medicine can apply for this course.

About the Instructor

Anne H. Berman

Dr Anne H Berman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Karolinska Institutet. She has an intense interest in human behavior and, apart from psychology, has studied urban planning and law.

Sakari Suominen

Dr. Sakari Suominen, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Public Health at the Nordic School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Turku.

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