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COMM 26300 - Health Communication

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
(COMS)
HEALTH COMMUNICATION This course will investigate the nature of health communication through theory, research, and skills associated with communicating in various care contexts. This will include communication among providers, family caregivers, patients, healthcare organizations, and in mediated messages of health information and the politics of health care. We will examine the social, cultural, political, and personal aspects of health in order that you may become more mindful, educated, and effective health communicators. In addition, this course will examine a variety of theories used in health communication and explore such national health issues as health disparities, health literacy, patient safety, and healthcare reform. [Relational Communication subarea] Prerequisite(s): COMM-11100 [HSS]