Communicating in Healthcare, Certificate (0475)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/communication/
Jie-Young Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 745-6578
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, and 6 credit hours of restricted electives from intercultural, group, interpersonal, or organization communication, and from healthcare administration, public health, or gerontology. All of the coursework can be completed online and in one year.
Submit an academic writing sample from an undergraduate or graduate course.
Graduate School Admission
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|
|Select 6 hours from the following:||6|
|Communication in the Nonprofit Sector|
|Seminar in Interpersonal Communication|
|Applied Organizational Communication|
|Process of Group Communication|
|Health Care Organization and Management|
|Strategic Management & Marketing of Health Services|
|Community Health Organization|
|Public Health Issues in Women's Health|
|Introduction to Public Health|
|Applied Methods in Public Health Practice/Field Epidemiology|
|Nursing, Politics and Health Policy|
|Leadership and Management in Nursing Administration|