If you know me, you know I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center, not to mention Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. I’ve worked with Tufts for seven years and I am a loyal brand advocate. That aside, Lisa Gualtieri and the folks at Tufts University School of Medicine are trailblazers in the field of Digital Health Communication. Tufts introduced one of the first master’s degrees in health communication in 1994. It is always a pleasure to share information about their programs on my blog. Most recently, the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine has introduced new offerings for health and medicine professionals looking to stay current in the fast-paced field of health communication.
Tufts is now offering a certificate program in Digital Health Communication, enrolling for July 2014. The program gives graduates the skills for creating effective health communication messaging and campaigns using digital media, including the web, social media, and mobile technologies. It can be completed on a part-time basis in one year. Visit go.tufts.edu/digitalhealthcommcert for more information and to apply.
In addition, the 2014 Health Communication Summer Institute offers three courses tailored to address the latest developments in the field:
- Mobile Health Design (Synchronous online, May 21 – June 18)
- Digital Strategies for Health Communication (Boston campus, July 20 – 25)
- Health Literacy Leadership (Boston campus, June 9 – 13)
Visit go.tufts.edu/summerinstitute for more information and to register. Early registration before April 20 gets a tuition discount!
For a taste of the kinds of work being done at Tufts in health communication, check out this recent presentation: Small Screens, Big Changes: Frontiers in Mobile Technology for Nutrition, Health and Wellness at http://www.slideshare.net/lisagualtieri/small-screens-big-changes.
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