QBS 138/PH 131: Health Communications (Elective Short Course)

Course Directors: TBD

  • Course description: Health care decisions are complicated – really complicated – and frequently lack evidence to determine a ‘one best’ course of treatment. As such, patient‐centered health communications increasingly are recognized as a critical means to facilitate health care decisions that provide patients with “the care they need, and no less; and the care they want and no more” (Al Mulley, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science) The objectives of this short course are to 1) engage you to think broadly about the impact of communication at the patient, institutional, and population level; 2) to gain skills and experience related to the design and development of decision support tools and methods; 3) to understand the challenges involved in implementing decision support into practice at both at the institution and international level. (0.5 Units)
  • Prerequisites:
    • Coursework: N/A.
    • Programming: N/A.