Health Writing and Reporting - HEA 430

Introduces students to basic techniques of health news writing and reporting; they will learn how to write clear, accurate, and audience appropriate health news.  The course includes developed discussion regarding various aspects of writing mechanisms and structure and also ties in practical applications to common writing situations found in the healthcare setting. Examples include magazine-style features, communications/promotional pieces, new media content (including blogs), news releases and advocacy pieces. Prerequisite: JOU 310; Corequisite: HEA 330, COA 425.