The Center for Health Literacy is offering a graduate (HLTH688L) and an undergraduate (HLTH498L) online course about health literacy during the Winter 2014 term. The three-week course is a competency and skills-based course designed to give students a systematic understanding of how health literacy impacts health outcomes. Students view health literacy from an ecological perspective and evaluate the impact of influencers including, but not limited to, education, economics, culture, communication, and public policy.
Click here to download the detailed course description [PDF].
The online courses are taught by Drs. Bonnie Braun, Professor in Family Science and former Endowed Chair and Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, and Alice M. Horowitz, Research Associate Professor in the Center for Health Literacy. The three week courses run from January 2 to January 22.
Register today! Click on the link below to register:
HLTH498L: Special Topics in Health: Health Literacy, or
HLTH688L: Special Problems in Health Education: Health Literacy Seminar
Not a current student at UMD? Visit the University of Maryland Office of Extended Studies to learn how to register for winter term classes.
Here are a few “testimonials” describing the course from students who have previously taken it:
Wasn’t just one of those classes that you sit in and wonder how is this going to apply to my future career….In this class I learned more in 3 weeks about health literacy and public health than I have learned in any other semester.
Taught me so much relevant information about health literacy that I can see myself using for many years. The best part was that the capstone project allowed us to take everything we learned and come up with our own suggestions.
Is one of the most important courses that all public health undergraduates should take. Before taking this course, I didn’t realize health literacy was such a big issue in our daily lives.
Is a course that should be required of all future public health educators. It puts a face to the populations we study and allows you to connect with them on a human level.