Course Descriptions

HADM 4301 - Designing Health Communication Messages


Health communication messages inform, convince, and motivate their audience for a change in behavior. This course illustrates the importance of effective communication in disease prevention and health promotion. It highlights the importance of building theory-based messages while being responsive to diverse audience needs. It also illustrates core health communication principles and processes for designing effective messages for health communication interventions and campaigns. Perspectives from multiple areas including psychology, public health, and social marketing are integrated.


Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach
Authors: L. Kay Bartholomew Eldredge, Christine M. Markham, Robert A. C. Ruiter, Maria E. Fernández, Gerjo Kok, & Guy S. Parcel
Edition/Year: 4th / 2016
ISBN: 9781119035497

*Textbooks subject to change as needed.

Credit Hours


  • None

CPL Eligible

Course Syllabus