Academic Catalog 2023-24

CMS 3609 Health Communication

This course introduces students to the principles, theory, and practice of health communication. Emphasis is placed on understanding the communication process as it pertains to health communication in various contexts: patient-provider communication, health communication theories, strategic planning for health campaigns, social media and health concerns (e.g., privacy), community-based healthcare strategies (i.e., strategic, intercultural, patient/provider, family, etc.). Students develop critical thinking skills, refine real-world application skills in the health context, and understand the dynamic roles of health communication in diverse situations.


4.00 units