Communicating in Healthcare, Certificate (0475)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/communication/
Blair C. Thompson, email@example.com, (270) 745-3296
The Communicating in Healthcare Certificate is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the role of communication in healthcare contexts. This certificate will explore interpersonal as well as organizational factors affecting healthcare and will assist students in developing communication strategies and skills. Students completing the program not only will understand how to communicate more effectively within their health profession but also will know how better to communicate with patients to maximize compliance and enhance advocacy.
This certificate provides 12 hours of advanced coursework in communication within the healthcare context. Students will take 6 credit hours of required courses related to health communication and health campaigns; 3 credit hours of a restricted elective providing broad coverage of communication within contexts relevant to healthcare such as intercultural, group, interpersonal, and organization communication; and 3 credit hours of a free elective from healthcare administration, public health, or gerontology.
- Submit an academic writing sample from an undergraduate or graduate course.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (12 hours)
|COMM 523||Health Communication||3|
|COMM 553||Health Communication Campaigns||3|
|or NURS 528||Leadership and Management in Nursing Administration|
|COMM 528||Communication in the Nonprofit Sector||3|
|or COMM 564||Crisis Communication|
|or COMM 578||Seminar in Interpersonal Communication|
|or COMM 581||Applied Organizational Communication|
|or COMM 586||Process of Group Communication|
|or COMM 590||Intercultural Communication|
|HCA 540||Health Care Organization and Management||3|
|or HCA 541||Strategic Management & Marketing of Health Services|
|or PH 548||Community Health Organization|
|or PH 564||Public Health Issues in Women's Health|
|or PH 587||Health Behavior|
|or GERO 501||Perspectives in Aging|
|or NURS 501||Nursing, Politics and Health Policy|