Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Writing for the Health Professions
This course is designed for students to broaden their understanding of professional communications, possibly develop a specialization in the area of the allied health professions. The material concentrates on the various types of documents, internal and external, required by the profession. The course is also intended as a primer for students interested in the healthcare professions per se who may be moving on to a professional career in that field. It is expected, however, that the technical and scientific nature of the course content will augment any pursuit of greater skill and knowledge in technical and informational writing in general. There will be consideration given to the public affairs dimension of health communications, as well as analysis and production of journalistic efforts aimed at health publications. Finally, the course is for those who in their professions are required to convey technical health information to hospitals, clinics, nonprofit agencies, government, and the public.