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Course Description

Effective health communicators can write for a variety of lay audiences and produce clear, accurate and appropriate content that works for digital health platforms and traditional print venues. This course is designed to develop basic skills for researching and writing about health and medicine-related topics for the public. We expect students to enter the course with varying writing experience. Through a series of individual and collaborative exercises, students will further develop their writing, revision, and editing skills to produce content for different social media platforms, blogs, websites, and print. By the end of the course students should be well on their way to developing a clear, fluent, and readable style using plain language principles. Assignments include writing messages for a variety of social media platforms and writing a blog post, fact sheet, research summary, and feature article. Please note that HCOM 511 is not a remedial writing course. Students whose writing is less than graduate level should enroll in a remedial writing course prior to enrollment in HCOM 511.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degrees