This course will provide students with the ability to evaluate the history and current applications of health communication theory and strategies to public health practice and research. Emphasis is placed on use of health communication theory and strategies designed to create change across the ecological spectrum, from individual to policy levels. Students will gain the skills to structure, develop, implement and evaluate social marketing, media advocacy, risk communication and advocacy efforts for policy change. In addition, ability to lead systematic qualitative and mixed method data collection processes involving interviewing skills, participant observation and focus group development will be developed. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students analyze and utilize these skills in research and practice in diverse public health settings.
Mayo-Gamble, Tilicia, "PUBH 9235- Communication and Advocacy" (2019). Public Health Syllabi. 432.