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E-course in Communication for Health Operators

Project ID: 4033

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Peter Schulz
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Università della Svizzera Italiana
Via Buffi 13
6900 Lugano

Project Coordinator

Project Partners

Prof. Dr. Wolf Langewitz
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Basle
Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Domenighetti
HEC, University of Lausanne
Ivan Cinesi
Scuola superiore per le formazioni sanitarie, Scuola Superiore della Svizzera Italiana


ECHO exploits new media to develop learning methods which are best suited to health communication. This discipline is nowadays recognised as a fundamental element for the training of health operators generally: thus there is an urgent need of integrating it in curricula for medicine students, as well as to provide continuing education to health professionals. The topics of ECHO’s modules include theories and methods for the analysis and design applications of health communication at the personal and media levels, and by utilizing traditional and new technological communication channels. ECHO is available in English, French, German and Italian and is targeted to students of medicine, public health, health economics and communication, as well as to people already active in the field of health generally.

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