410.655.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
T 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Douglas Storey
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • discuss the steps involved in developing, implementing and evaluating a health communication project, intervention or campaign
    • describe the types of research necessary to develop a health communication strategy and design a project
    • develop a workplan for a health communication project
    • design and carrying out a sample survey to identify pre- and post-intervention discuss, attitudes and behaviors
    • develop communication messages and materials consistent with a heatlh communication strategy
    • describe appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques used to track and assess health communication processes and effects
    • describe the elements that make a health communication project effective and critique designs and materials used by actual health communication interventions
  • Course Description
    Focuses on the design, implementation, evaluation, and critique of communication interventions and campaigns designed to change behavior. Emphasizes background analysis (including situation and program analysis; policy, media, and service review; and audience analysis); strategic program design; message development; pretesting; materials production; developing and implementing a research-based distribution plan; monitoring; evaluation; and interpersonal communication and use of mass media, including "entertainment education" projects, as an integral part of health communication interventions. Involves lectures, readings, and computer exercises.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on projects, and mid-term and final exams.
  • Prerequisites
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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