There is a growing awareness that communication not only affects but is inextricably linked with issues of health and medicine. This is true on a personal level in the way patients and caregivers interact in the examination and hospital room. It is also true on an organizational level in that policies and community relations affect the way health care is provided and the way people feel about providers. It is also evident in media campaigns that seek to educate people about health.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: