Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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TC 2050 - Healthcare Communication

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course allows students to investigate the nature of health communication. Specifically, through readings, in-class lecture, discussion, assignments, and experiential activities, this class will explore the theory, skills, and technology associated with communicating in various care contexts. This includes communication among providers, family caregivers, patients, healthcare organizations, and in mediated messages in the marketing and promotion of health information and the politics of health care. We will examine the interpersonal, narrative, and translational aspects of health and healthcare. (prereq: GS 1002  or GS 1020H  and GS 1003  or GS 1030H )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe healthcare communication genres
  • Identify the public, political, social, and cultural considerations of healthcare communication
  • Explain stigmas associated with various health conditions 
  • Describe possible perspectives of providers, caregivers, and patients
  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Analyze interpersonal, narrative, and translational aspects of health and healthcare

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Patient-caregiver communication
  • Hospital and insurance communication
  • Public and political considerations
  • Social and cultural considerations
  • Stigma and mental health
  • Narrative medicine
  • Provider and caregiver perspectives
  • Patient perspectives
  • Palliative care 
  • Healthcare communication and technology

Dr. Tammy Rice-Bailey

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