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Science and Health Communication

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Fall 2016
MCB 198
1 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

The goal of this course is to provide students with insights into how science communication affects health literacy. This course will focus on three main topics: Science communication, health communication, and behavioral change models in health. We will survey existing strategies in delivering culturally appropriate health communication messages, ask students to propose new strategies that incorporate science, and produce educational materials that seek to promote positive behavioral change. By the end of the semester, students will have identified a health behavior challenge in the local community or in the developing world, and designed their own health communication message that addresses that challenge. The course will focus on reading research articles from multiple disciplines –an excerpt from a research article will be assigned almost every week. Students will also create a mock research paper that evaluates the efficacy of a hypothetical health communication campaign.

How to Enroll:

This course is open to students of all majors and interests. Students interested in design, public health, medicine, engineering, or science may find this course particularly interesting.

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis! Attendance is mandatory for the first day of class in order to secure your spot. Instruction begins Wendesday, August 31st from 7-8PM in 206 Dwinelle.

Course Contact: zrifi AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Beatty

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Section 004Ziad Rifi
18206 DwinelleW 7p-8p8/31started

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