2023-2024 / SANT1001-1

Public health communication principles


15h Th, 5h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • Communication. Conceptual bases
  • Challenges of public health communication
  • Ethics in public health communication
  • Communication and behavior change
  • Communication strategies and methodological proposals
  • Particular contexts in public health communication: risk communication, crisis communication, acceptability communication
  • Communication tools
  • Evaluation in public health communication

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

After the completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • master the basic concepts of communication and their incidence in the processes of communication in public health
  • identify issues of communication in various public health contexts
  • demonstrate understanding of ethical values central to publc health communication
  • apply methods and tools appropriate to different contexts and audiences
  • plan a public health  communication initiative
  • evaluate communication strategies and programs in public health

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

no particular prerequisite

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • course ppt supports available on myULiege; additional explainations on the request (email and/or videoconference
  • 3 works to be performed; works monitoring:email and/or videoconference

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Remote course

Additional information:

See "Planned learning activities"

Recommended or required readings

  • required: ppt support of the course available  on myULiege
  • optional: portefolio of additional documents available on myULiege

Written work / report

Additional information:

The evaluation will concern the 3 works produced during the 4-months periode. The final result will be the mean of the 3 works.

Work placement(s)

no stage

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Detailed organisational information will be communicated via MyULiege


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