HEAL2001Health Communications (Cross-Listed: COMS 2201)3 ch (3C)

Health communication is the study of messages that create meaning in relation to physical, mental, and social well-being. Interdisciplinary research is conducted in the scientific, interpretive (humanities) and critical-cultural traditions. This course examines theories of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication relevant to a variety of professionals in the health field. Students will review theories and contexts of communication (interpersonal, organizational, mass, social media and intercultural), relations of power in communication settings, strategies of 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. Students cannot take both COMS 2201 and HEAL 2001. Students in the Bachelor of Health cannot take COMS 2201