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Courses - Fall 2023
Information Studies
Consumer Health Informatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126, INST201 or STAT100; and minimum grade of C- from PSYC100 or SOCY105.
Restriction: Must be in the Information Science program or Technology and Information Design program.
Credit only granted for: INST408A or INST451.
Formerly: INST408A.
Explores people's health-related information needs and whether, how, and why people seek out and use (or do not seek out and use) health information and the types of health information they find useful. We will also cover the important and interrelated topics of information avoidance, health behaviors, health literacy, digital health literacy, doctor-patient communication, and patient-to-patient communication through support groups and online communities. Throughout the course, we will also focus on the important concept of health justice - a world in which everyone has an adequate and equitable capability to be healthy.