Audrey Smith Bachman

Teaching Assistant

Office: 240 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-4651

Email: audrey.bachman [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/bachman

M.A. 2015, University of Kentucky

Health Communicaton

  • Office Hours
  • Class Hours

6:00 am     
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8:00 amCOM 471 - 001
 COM 471 - 001
8:30 am
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11:00 amCOM 252 - 010
 COM 252 - 010
11:30 am
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Courses Taught

This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communicatiion.
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
This course examines theory and research relevant to health communication including interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and health campaigns.
With the proliferation of technologically advanced social media (e.g., Facebook, chat, Twitter) available at the fingertips of individuals through multiple channels (e.g., phone, iPad, laptop, online video games), interpersonal relationships are being affected. Negotiating this relatively new, understudied, and quickly evolving terrain can present relational difficulties for a variety of relationships types. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of multiple communication platforms and the communication theory that can explain the interactions occurring in each platform, as well as improve their mediated communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships.