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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

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: Students will be evaluated based on class participation and an in-class presentation.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Fri 11/16/2012 - Fri 11/16/2012
  • Friday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time degree candidates must obtain permission from Judy Holzer in HPM prior to registration.

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016