IC 210 - Patient Engagement, Medicine and Mass Media

This course introduces the theory and practice of patient communication within health care settings. Students in this course will analyze the role and importance of communication within a variety of health care areas and develop an understanding of how effective communication can be used to promote health and decrease health disparities. The class will examine how different sociocultural issues will impact both the interaction with the patient, as well as the patients’ concept of health and illness. Students will evaluate how media impacts health care - from the individual level, to the organizational and political levels. ◊ This course emphasizes student engagement using a required service experience.

Semester hours: 3.0

Last updated: 06/07/2021