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HEALTH COMMUNICATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
HIT442 HEALTH COMMUNICATION 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the students to the field of health communication by explaining the theoretical basis of health communication, to show how the practices are done and to provide students with a health communication campaign.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in Definition of communication concept, listing of characteristics of health communication, Analysis of health communication campaign samples, Discussion of doctor-patient relations, interpreting the social responsibility campaigns of hospitals, creating a health communication campaign.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

List at least 3 definitions of health communication
Evaluate the results after a campaign
Interpret at least 4 approaches to health communication
Design the campaign steps during a campaign
Create a health communication campaign for their institution

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the related subject in the coursebook What is Health Communication Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Relations Between Doctor and Patients Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Public Health Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Health Communication Concept and Models Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Attitude and Change of Attitude Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Determining Behaviours Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Campaign Process Lecture & Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Communication Campaign Lecture & Question and Answer
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Social Responsibility Campaigns Lecture & Question and Answer
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Media Planning Lecture & Question and Answer
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Media Planning Lecture & Question and Answer
13 - Homework (Campaign Design) Group Work
14 - Homework (Campaign Design) Group Work
15 - Homework (Campaign Design) Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ertekin, I (2017). Saglik Iletisimi. Gece Kitapligi
Ergin, A. (2011). Saglik Hizmetlerinde Ileitisim. Ankara: Ani Publications
Demirel, Y. (2016). Saglik Hizmetlerinde Saglikli İletişim. Ankara: Akademisyen Publications
Dutta-Bergman, M. J. (2005). Theory and practice in health communication campaigns: A critical interrogation. Health communication, 18(2): 103-122.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
4
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
4
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
0
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
3
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
4
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
4

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 3 42
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 1 10 10
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 11 2 22
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 5 5
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 44 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0