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Contemporary Issues in Health Communication

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Behavior and Society
1 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  5:30 - 6:30pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor :
Debra Roter

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. Discuss at least a half-dozen researchers/faculty at Johns Hopkins who conduct research in Health Communication
  2. 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. 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.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required