Introduction to Science and Health Communication

Course Description:
This online short course will cover topics including: how science/health communication happens, who does it, the challenges of communicating science/health, science literacy and best practices for effectively communicating science/health information to the public.

This training is comprised of four, self-paced sections. Estimated completion time is 40 minutes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that effective transfer of knowledge is active and engaging. 
  • Critique the premise that science and health communication aides the public in making informed decisions that have a direct impact on public health policy.
  • Understand the process of science/health communication.
  • Describe how to avoid common mistakes when communicating science and health to people.

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CHES (3/31/2019); 0.69 CNE (3/24/2019)

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education.

University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


CHES Provider number:  99036

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest

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