This class focuses on applying literacy principles to real life health phenomenon, in clinical encounters, as well as in community and public health contexts with an emphasis on medically underserved and vulnerable populations.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the relationship between health literacy and health communication and desired health outcomes.
- Identify and explain theories, models, and concepts of health literacy that influence health communication.
- Differentiate theoretical domains of health literacy (e.g., fundamental, media, e-health, scientific, cultural) as they apply to specific health contexts and health behaviors.
- Appraise contextual and epidemiological data to determine relationships between health factors (e.g., health behavior, outcomes, healthcare quality/access) and health literacy in real-world contexts for targeted populations.
- Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of health literacy strategies, research methods, and measurement tools to determine the optimal approach for health literacy interventions.
- Design and present a health literacy intervention that focuses on theoretical domain(s) and integrates and utilizes health literacy strategies, research data and methods, and measurement tools to address health literacy barriers for targeted populations.