Advanced conceptualization, development, and evaluation of communication strategies that aim to promote public health.
HPEB 811 was designed to respond to the demand among public health graduate students for an advanced course on public health communications research. For many years, HPEB 711, Applied Health Communication has been taught for master's level students, and it has been quite popular. While that course provides a basic introduction to relevant theory and practices, it is not designed to enhance public health communication research skills. HPEB 811 explicitly builds upon the foundation of HPEB 711, enhancing exposure to communication theories; providing opportunities to develop meaningful research questions based in theory-based conceptual frameworks; and assessing different study designs for answering research questions. The course is aimed primarily at HPEB doctoral-level students, many of whom have completed dissertation research in this area across recent years. The course is open to doctoral students from other departments, however, both within and beyond public health. For example, doctoral students from HSPM and Journalism and Mass Communication took the course last Spring and found it to be sufficiently distinct from other courses in their departments. Also, Master's students who are interested in public health communication research can also benefit from it (and have taken it already), including those who are in the graduate certificate program in health communication.
The grading scale includes points and percentages. They don't match exactly. Please consider using one or the other. Points are cleaner.
As noted, the grading scale goes to 500; points available are 550. Reconcile these.
This calendar is difficult to read. In week 15, you indicate "Exam Day Oral Presentations." Since there is no mention of any exam in your tasks for points, this is confusing. I would suggest removing the "Exam Day" descriptor.