Full course description
What you'll learn:
Learners will analyze how health and science and social media are used to persuade and influence people's healthcare decisions, experiment with tools and tactics for how to spot health misinformation, and create credible and engaging content that educates and advocates for public health.
At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Adopt principles of active media users and ethical media creators for use in a professional capacity.
- Analyze how health/science media and social media are used to persuade and influence people's healthcare decisions.
- Experiment with tools and tactics for how to spot health misinformation.
- Create credible and engaging content that educates and advocates for public health.
- Develop strategies for advancing and prioritizing media literacy with healthcare colleagues and peers.
What you'll do:
The course consists of three modules that include readings and videos. Each module has at least one open-ended activity including reflection questions, a media diet diary, practice verifying different types of content and creating media messages. There is a brief multiple choice quiz in the final module.
Who this course is designed for:
This course has been approved through the Office of Interprofessional Continuing Health Education for the following groups:
- American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credit™ – CME - 3 credit hours – course completion.
- Nursing Continuing Professional Development – NCPD - 3 credit hours – course completion.
- Continuing Pharmacy Credit – CPE - 3 credit hours – course completion.
- Psychology – APA – - 3 credit hours – course completion.
- Social Work – ACE - 3 credit hours – course completion.
- Interprofessional Continuing Education – IPCE – 3 credit hours – course completion.
What you'll receive:
Participants in the above categories will receive three CME credit hours. All participants will receive a completion certificate.
Meet the Instructors
Kristy Roschke - News Co/Lab Managing Director
Kristy Roschke is an expert in media literacy. Her work focuses on helping people find new ways of understanding and interacting with news information. Roschke is the managing director of the News Co/Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The Lab works to advance media literacy through journalism, education and technology. Through existing research and partnerships, the Lab experiments with new ways to increase public understanding of how news works - helping people better find, understand, act upon and create credible news and information, and to share it with integrity. Roschke has taught journalism, digital media production and media literacy courses at the high school and university level for 18 years.
Dan Gillmor - News Co/Lab co-founder
Dan Gillmor is an internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism and is co-founder of the News Co/Lab. He also teaches digital media literacy at ASU. A longtime journalist, he is the author of books on media developments including We the Media and Mediactive.
Celeste Sepessy - News Co/Lab program manager
Celeste Sepessy joined the News Co/Lab in 2018, where she leads several media literacy programs. She also teaches news writing and digital audiences courses at the Cronkite School.