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Three science and health communication related courses to be offered in Spring 2010.

Applied Health Communication is a required course for the Graduate Certificate program in Health Communication while the other courses, Seminar in Health, Science and the Media and Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments are recommended certificate program electives.

1) HPEB 711: Applied Health Communication *Required course for the Graduate Certificate in Health Communication*

Wednesdays 2:30-5:15 p.m., Physical Science Center Room 104

Course topics include:

  • Risk and crisis communication
  • Role of the mass media and Internet in health communication
  • Influence of new media on health programs/ interventions
  • Social marketing of health information/ services
  • Media advocacy for policy change
  • Influence of health literacy in public practice
  • Role of story-telling and narratives in health promotion

Please contact Dr. Friedman in HPEB for more information: 803.777.9933; dbfriedman@sc.edu

2) JOUR 772: Seminar in Health, Science and the Media

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. in Coliseum 3020B

The goal of JOUR 772 is to provide graduate students from a range of disciplines with a grounding in key ideas and research associated with science, health environmental, and risk communication. The course will particularly focus on the role of news, entertainment, and non-traditional media in science communication. Key areas that will be addressed include: science literacy; journalists' interactions with science; the public's view of scientists and scientists views of the public; media effects in the area of science (e.g., agenda-setting, framing, cultivation); risk perceptions and the media; science centers and museums; public/ citizen engagement.

Most of the readings will draw on social science methodologies, though students from a wide range of disciplines are welcome. Students interested in political communication, environmental studies, the philosophy of science, science/ health communication, health promotion, and the marketing of science and health products may find the course particularly interesting. The course will be structured as a series of discussions around core readings provided by the instructor and assignments will be geared to the needs and backgrounds of the students involved.

Please contact Dr. Besley with any questions: jbesley@sc.edu

3) SLIS J743: Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments

Thursdays 5:00- 6:50 p.m.

Enjoy the convenience of taking the J743 Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments online. This is one of the elective courses of the Certificate of Graduate Study in the Health COmmunication program. J743 can meet the needs of students who want to develop advanced health information online searching skills. This elective course is designed for students who wish to develop comprehensive electronic health-related information- searching and - seeking skills. This course is a survey of electronic information resources in the health sciences, including the discussion of relevant controlled vocabularies and their use in formulating and executing search strategies. The ultimate goals are to:1) prepare the students in the School of Library and Information Science's Master's program to be expert online searchers in the provision of health information services in both physical information settings and in a virtual environment, including the Internet, and 2) assist doctoral and master's students in health-related programs in the development of critical and thinking and analytical skills in health-information seeking and use.

Please contact Dr. Tu with any questions: feilitu@sc.edu

 

 

 

 
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