Health communication instruction: Toward identifying common learning goals, course content, and pedagogical strategies to guide curricular development Journal Article


Authors: Query, J. L. Jr; Wright, K. B.; Bylund, C. L.; Mattson, M.
Article Title: Health communication instruction: Toward identifying common learning goals, course content, and pedagogical strategies to guide curricular development
Abstract: Health communication is a vibrant and growing area of the communication discipline, with an abundance of theoretically grounded scholarship and practical application at many levels. Despite this growth, there has yet to be a published description of health communication pedagogy that could identify common conceptual approaches and teaching practices. To help address this gap, an online survey of health communication instructors at 77 colleges and universities throughout the United States was conducted. The questionnaire elicited information about the general characteristics of the institutions and the courses, learning goals, content areas, teaching strategies, and pedagogical practices. Key limitations are highlighted and some recent systematic curricular programs are then presented. Copyright © 2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Keywords: united states; internet; questionnaires; questionnaire; curriculum; communication; interpersonal communication; program development; health education; learning
Journal Title: Health Communication
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1041-0236
Publisher: Routledge  
Date Published: 2007-01-01
Start Page: 133
End Page: 141
Language: English
PUBMED: 17523859
PROVIDER: scopus
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