CM-370 : Communication & Health Care

An investigation of the critical role of communication in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness and the promotion of wellness. Designed for any consumer of health care and/or potential employees in widely diverse health care industry contexts. Topics include: the influence of culturally diverse views of health, illness, and healing on communication patterns; communication strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating persuasive health campaigns; impact of gender, race, class, and age on health communication; impact of media (news, entertainment, advertising) on health images and awareness; health advocacy methods to empower individual citizens and communities; patient/consumer-provider interactions, and ethical issues in health communication. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: CC 100 AND CC 101.