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COM 571: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CONTEXTS

Description
Examines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/ patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.

Learning Outcomes
• analyze how interpersonal messages affect a person’s health and how a person’s health affects their interpersonal communication
• evaluate the quality of communication in managing health and illness
• apply this knowledge by preparing an educational workshop on a communication issue for patients or providers.

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