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Health Communication Curriculum

The following links describe the course included in attaining a degree in Health Communication.

The Tentative Undergraduate Catalog for the School of Communication:>

Students in health communication will develop and acquire knowledge and skills essential to becoming more effective health care consumers and advocates as well learn the fundamentals of health campaign planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Syllabus for Communication and Catastrophic Conditions COMM 4397

This course, then, is designed to help individuals better understand the various meanings surrounding catastrophic conditions, messages that fulfill a variety of social support functions (ranging from therapeutic to dysfunctional), and to ideally facilitate empowerment and sound decision making in end-of-life contexts.

Syllabus for Health Literacy COMM 4397

This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and appreciate the challenges of health literacy through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. Working in a somewhat interdependent group, you will develop a viable action plan blending communication theory and key communication strategies targeting one area of health literacy (see above list). This combination of pedagogical strategies is designed to foster and enhance your ability to locate, interpret, and evaluate health information. Additionally, such an approach should inform the development of your group’s action plan that outlines key communication strategies.

Syllabus for Physician-Patient Communication COMM 4397

This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and appreciate the physician-patient relationship through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. It also designed to improve your communication skills with physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

Syllabus for Multicultural Health Communication COMM 4397

This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and appreciate the challenges of posed by cultural and ethnically diverse patient populations.

Syllabus eHealth COMM 4397

This course is designed to help you explore, understand, and appreciate how health information is communicated and disseminated through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials.