Communication and informatics includes the ability to collect, manage and organize data to produce information and meaning that is exchanged by use of signs and symbols; to gather, process, and present information to different audiences in person, through information technologies, or through media channels; and to strategically design the information and knowledge exchange process to achieve specific objectives.

POP HLTH 650 (Section 015): Writing for Scholarly Publication 

  • Credits: 1 
  • Offered: Summer 

This course focuses on the study of the development of skills and opportunities that culminate in publishable works in public health and other health science-related professional journals, area-specific journals, cross-disciplinary journals and other publications. There will be an emphasis on writing, editing, reviewing and other professional development skills that culminate in the publication in peer-reviewed professional journals and other publishing outlets.

POP HLTH 660 Communicating Public Health Information Effectively 

  • Credits: 1 
  • Offered: Summer 

This one-week course is designed to help students improve their ability to communicate with different audiences. From the news media to legislators, and from written to oral communication, students will learn strategies for health communication based on scientific and practical recommendations.

POP HLTH 662 Introduction to Social Marketing in Public Health 

  • Credits: 1 
  • Offered: Summer 

This course is designed to give students an orientation to social marketing and its specific applications in public health. It is appropriate for current and future practitioners in the public health field. Class sessions combine didactic presentations with group discussion and in-class exercises.

NURSING 705 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Evidence 

  • Credits: 2 
  • Offered: Summer 
  • Cross listed with Medicine and Pop Hlth 

The goal is to select an interdisciplinary clinical question, assess the development of the evidence from an interdisciplinary perspective and initiate a systematic review of the research in the selected topic. Students will learn to manage the evidence electronically, critique and grade the evidence found and view the findings from the vantage point of others’ disciplines. Students will work closely with librarians familiar with clinical evidence.