The MHCI program’s goals include the following:
a). Breadth of discipline: We provide students with the skills to reason, study, develop, and communicate knowledge across the spectrum of health and wellness dilemmas and opportunities by bridging communication, media, information science, technology, and healthcare.
b). Theory and method: We provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and apply theories, methods, and processes for the generation, storage, retrieval, use, management, interpretation, evaluation, and communication of health data, information, and knowledge.
c). Technology: We provide students with the ability to create, design, apply, adopt, use, and evaluate the practices of health information and communication, including emerging media technologies, the dissemination of information, and the processes of sense-making.
d). Human and social context: We provide students with the ability to apply social and behavioral sciences to the evolution and development of interpersonal communication skills, healthcare campaigns and interventions, technical and organizational solutions and policies, and their application for organizing, coordinating, managing, and delivering high-quality healthcare.