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    Northern Kentucky University
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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CMST 403 Health Communication (3 credits)

Hours: 3 classroom + 0 lab/studio
Prerequisite(s): CMST 101  or CMST 110 .
Taught: Variable, check with department
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge related to the field of heath communication. Specifically, the course overviews major theories used in health communication research and intervention planning, as well as contemporary issues including patient-provider communication, cultural beliefs and health, influence of mass media on health beliefs and behaviors, and the impact of interpersonal relationships on health. Students also learn about the evolution of the U.S. healthcare system, and the role of communication in improving healthcare in the country. Social inequities in health and access to healthcare are also addressed in the course. Throughout the semester, students work in small groups to develop an intervention designed to address a health issue in the community.
Repeatable: No

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