Health Communication

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LBU042B05
Vaknaam Health Communication
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a (Each week there will be two classes: a lecture (2 * 45 minutes) and a practical (also 2 * 45 minutes))

Uitgebreide vaknaam Health Communication
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
  • Describe the most important models and theories on health communication and health behavior change
  • Apply this knowledge in creating health communication products such as leaflets and flyers
  • Analyse health communication products on relevant aspects of form and content
  • Communicate clearly and intelligibly about health communication
Omschrijving Most people agree that health is very important in their life. However, most people’s behaviour often does not match their wish to be healthy. Unhealthy behaviors, such as poor dietary habits, physical inactivity, substance use and risky sexual behavior are very frequent. Health communication offers a way to try and motivate people to change their behavior and become healthier. A selection of relevant current theories describing drivers and barriers for health behavior change will be discussed, and students will apply these theories as they construct their own health communication products.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Limited intake of students CIW and exchange students.)
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen
(Required conditions for assessment: active participation in all classes, plus adequate fulfillment of all tasks and assignments)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator J.D. de Sousa Graça, PhD.
Docent(en) J.D. de Sousa Graça, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
all chapters and research papers are open access and available online
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students - semester II a verplicht
Ba Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  (Internationale track and Nederlandse track) 3 semester II a keuzegroep
Ba Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  (Internationale Track) 2 semester II a keuzegroep
Ba Communicatie- en Informatiewetenschappen  (Nederlandse Track) 2 semester II a keuzegroep
Ba Dutch Studies 2 semester II a keuze