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About

The Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health course is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan.

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Overview

Effective communication is a core skill that nearly every health professional will need and use during their careers. Yet, few health professionals receive even basic training in how to design communications to be clear and successful. As “foundational skills,” the content in this course can be applied to both oral and written communication, within and beyond health.

Learners will develop the skills to: analyze and tailor a communication effort for different audiences, develop clear messages, create logical and compelling stories, understand and apply important considerations with language as well as nonverbal communication.

This Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health course is offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan is valuable and appropriate for both beginning and experienced health professionals who need to communicate effectively with other professionals, patients, policymakers, or the broader public.. Content is relevant to public health professionals, clinicians of all types (medical, nursing, dentists, social work, etc.), health advocates, and scientists and researchers in any health domain.

Skills

  • Health Communication
  • Storytelling
  • Communication
  • Messaging
  • Tailoring communications

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Week 1: learn how your audience and your specific goals are the critical first steps to designing effective communications
  • Week 2: on developing clear takeaway messages 
  • Week 3: focus on using plain language to avoid jargon, and continue to practice finding a clear central message.
  • Week 4: learn how to use narrative forms to tell the story of science and how to think about the larger macro-structures of messages
  • Week 5: learn oral presentation skills

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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