Communications Primer for the Public Health Sciences
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
2022 - 2023
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Acquaints students with the basics of effective oral and written communications in the form of brief exercises. Focuses on clarity and simplicity in presentation practice across disciplines and cultures to emphasize central messages. Introduces students to writing succinctly for advocacy using "compelling writers strategies" for opinion pieces and short speeches.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Construct visual presentations around simple, clear narratives
- Explain the rationale for important public health topics across disciplines and to the public
- Formulate clear and concise oral and written messages in the form of motivational presentations and opinion pieces
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Quizzes
- 60% Presentation(s)
- 20% Written Assignment(s)
MPH and MSPH
Students interested in more extensive communications training are advised to enroll in 260.710.81 Communications Practice for Health Science Professionals. This course is offered through the R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education (R3ISE).