HEAL1002Introduction to Health from a Global Perspective3 ch (3C)
This course examines theories of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication relevant to the health and health-related professions. Students will review theories and contexts of communication, relations of power in communication settings, strategies or persuasion, the relationship between attitudes and behaviour, and the importance of representation in our understanding of changing nature of health, health delivery, and health issues in society. Health ethics and approaches to communicating about health, including ambiguity, privacy, and confidentiality, will be discussed.