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410.653.01 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Term: 1st term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Debra Roter
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces the role of health communication in public health programs. Features health communication theory; the role of social marketing and mass media; management of communication programs; interpersonal communication; social networks and social change; and formative research and evaluation.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Know at least a half-dozen researchers/faculty at Johns Hopkins who conduct research in Health Communication
Be able to identify three or four different ways that contemporary Health Communication research is done
Learn about current domestic and international programs that utilize different Health Communication theories and approaches to influence and improve health behaviors
Be able to identify and critique important elements that affect the success of a Health Communication research and projects

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail