CM-370 : Communication & Health Care

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Communication
Subject:
Communication
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
An investigation of the critical role of communication in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness and the promotion of wellness. Designed for any consumer of health care and/or potential employees in widely diverse health care industry contexts. Topics include: the influence of culturally diverse views of health, illness, and healing on communication patterns; communication strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating persuasive health campaigns; impact of gender, race, class, and age on health communication; impact of media (news, entertainment, advertising) on health images and awareness; health advocacy methods to empower individual citizens and communities; patient/consumer-provider interactions, and ethical issues in health communication. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: CC 100 AND CC 101.