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410.653.98 Contemporary Issues in Health Communication

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Barcelona, Spain
Fri 11/16/2012 - Fri 11/16/2012
Class Times:
  • Friday,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Know at least a half-dozen researchers/faculty at Johns Hopkins who conduct research in Health Communication
  2. Be able to identify three or four different ways that contemporary Health Communication research is done
  3. Learn about current domestic and international programs that utilize different Health Communication theories and approaches to influence and improve health behaviors
  4. 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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

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

For consent, contact: