Understanding Human Behavior Online Course

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Corexcel's newest course provides students with an overview of the key concepts and theories that contribute to Understanding Human Behavior. This online class introduces learners to basic principles of human behavior and encourages self-understanding and healthy relationships.

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Earn your certificate upon successful completion. 6.6 Continuing Education Units.


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As students work through the online course they will learn the basics of behavioral development, cultural influences, and providing quality patient care through the following topics:

  • Challenges and Responsibilities of Health Care Professionals
  • The Philosophy of Individual Worth
  • Self-Understanding
  • Influences on Behavior
  • Physical Needs
  • Self-Esteem and Social Needs
  • Emotions and Behavior
  • Adjustment and Patterns of Behavior
  • Common Threats to Adjustment
  • Effects of Trauma
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Frustration and Inner Conflict
  • Effects of Illness on Behavior
  • Human Relations and Coping with Patient Behavior
  • Practicing Effective Communication
  • Grief and Loss Throughout Life
  • Death: Attitudes and Practices
  • Caring for the Dying Person
  • Health Care Through the Ages
  • What Is Healing? Who Is the Healer?
  • Alternative, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine
  • Managing Stress

Download our Human Behavior course syllabus & accreditation information to present this course to your school or program.

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International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training

At the conclusion of Understanding Human Behavior participants will be able to:

  • Explain how cultural bias can affect the quality of patient care.
  • Summarize the developmental process and how environment influences behavioral development.
  • Describe cultural stressors that can occur in each of the life stages of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
  • List guidelines for providing effective care for a hospitalized child.
  • State the purpose of the living will, medical durable power of attorney, and advance medical directive.
  • Provide examples of alternative or complementary therapies and how they relate to current health care practices.

Online course features include:

  • Access to Understanding Human Behavior electronic textbook
  • Audio pronunciations of medical terms
  • Interactive exercises and diagrams
  • Practice quizzes

Students have access to the online Human Behavior course for one full year. This course is self-paced and completion time is dependent upon many factors, including the student's prior knowledge, reading comprehension, and exercises completed. Students receive a certificate with CEUs when passing the course with an overall average of 70% or better on the chapter tests and completing a short course evaluation.

Upon successful completion of Understanding Human Behavior students will receive a certificate of completion for 6.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Corexcel is authorized to award CEUs by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training. Acceptance of CEUs is at the discretion of your institution. To determine if this course will meet specific school or program requirements, submit the course syllabus and accreditation information to your advisor or registrar for approval prior to enrolling.

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Online Human Behavior Course Registration

  • 1-Year Access to the Understanding Human Behavior online course
  • 1-Year Access to Understanding Human Behavior eBook
  • CEU Certificate Upon Course Completion
eBook Included $295

After registering Understanding Human Behavior you will receive an email copy of your receipt and a separate login email. - Add/Drop Policy

If you have a group to train or have additional questions call our offices at 1-302-477-9730 between 9:00 and 5:30 EST M-F. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. One of our representatives will be glad to answer your Human Behavior course questions.