Health Literacy

Course Code: BHSW 3003

Academic Year: 2019-2020

In this course students define and investigate the implications of health literacy in health communication. Factors including communication skills, culture, and context are considered. Students examine research findings linking literacy and its impact on health knowledge, health promoting behaviours, health outcomes and health resource utilization. Students gain skills in communicating with individuals of varying levels of health literacy in order to effect positive changes and outcomes.