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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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