Nov 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCOM 585 - Training and Consulting in Healthcare Contexts

Prerequisite, M.S. in health and strategic communication or Ph.D. in communication program or consent of instructor. Course orients students to the fields of training and consulting as communication professions with unique application in the healthcare context. Introduces students to the skills needed by the trainer/consultant, stages of the consulting process, and the role of organizational communication theory in consulting. Students will gain experience identifying and diagnosing communication problems within the healthcare setting through needs assessment and data analysis, and gain proficiency in the design and delivery of appropriate training interventions and evaluation. Special emphasis on the growing role of advanced communication and information technologies, such as online learning communities, in organizational training and development. Letter grade. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits