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COMM 470. Health Communication and the Internet. 3 Credits.

This course examines how Internet technology has impacted the healthcare system and personal health management. We will focus on how people are using (and misusing) the Internet for their health needs and the resulting impact this is having on communication. More specifically, we will examine online health information sources, online health information-seeking practices, provider-patient communication, personal health management, health care consumerism, computer-mediated social support, telemedicine, privacy management, online personal health records, and the impact of social media on health information and communication.
P: at least 15 credits of core supporting courses in Communication