Curriculum

Core Courses (12 hours)

  1. JRMC 8000 Proseminar in Mass Communication
  2. JRMC 8010 Research Methodology in Mass Communication
  3. JRMC 7355 Health and Medical Journalism
  4. JRMC 7356 Advanced Health and Medical Journalism

Co-requisite for Concentration - for students with limited undergraduate journalism preparation

  1. JRMC 7340 Graduate Newsroom

Area of Concentration Courses (3 hours)

  1. JRMC 8160 Public Health Communication
  2. JRMC 8170 Risk Communication

Grady Elective Courses (6-9 hours) select two or three from the following:

  1. JRMC 8025 Mass Media Law
  2. JRMC 8350 Special Topics in Journalism
  3. JRMC 8350 Factual Literature (Narrative Journalism)
  4. JOUR 7190 Feature Writing
  5. JOUR 7590 Critical Writing
  6. JRMC 7010 Digital Design & Aesthetics
  7. JOUR 7380 Data Gathering and Visualization
  8. JOUR 7390 Investigative Reporting
  9. JOUR 7430 Entrepreneurial Journalism
  10. JOUR 7640 Managing News Organizations
  11. JOUR 7320 Ethics and Diversity
  12. JOUR 7420 Credibility, the News Media, and Public Trust
  13. JRLC 7490 History of American Mass Media
  14. NMIX 6110 New Media Production
  15. NMIX 6200 New Media Photography
  16. NMIX 6310 Rich Media Production
  17. NMIX 6490 New Media Design

Cognate Courses (9 hours) select three from the following

Offered Fall and Spring Semester every year

  1. BIOS 7010 Introductory Biostatistics I
  2. EHSC 7010 Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science
  3. EPID 7010 Introduction to Epidemiology I (not listed as POD)
  4. HPAM 7010 Introduction to Health Policy and Management (POD)

Offered Fall Semester every year

  1. ECOL 6080 Principles of Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
  2. EPID 8500 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  3. EPID 8550 HIV/AIDS Pandemic
  4. EPID 8610 Principles and Practice in Global Epidemiology
  5. FDNS 6400 Advanced Macronutrients
  6. HPAM 8600 Health Economics (POD)
  7. HPRB 7270 Resource Development and Program Implementation
  8. HPRB 7370 Social Marketing of Health (POD)
  9. HPRB 7500 Community Health Promotion (POD)
  10. HPRB 8410 Human Ecology of Health and Illness (POD)
  11. PHRM 8600 Drug Targets in Signal Transduction Pathways (POD)
  12. SOWK 6011 Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession
  13. GRNT 6000 Perspectives on Aging
  14. ALDR (AFST)(LACS) 4710/6710 International Agricultural Development
  15. DMAN 7100 Introduction to Disaster Management
  16. DMAN 7400 Public Health Crises and Disaster Management (must have taken DMAN 7100 and 7200)

Offered Spring Semester every year

  1. EHSC 6400 Environmental Issues in the Developing world
  2. FDNS 6600 Food and Nutrition Policy
  3. HPAM 7010 Introduction to Health Policy and Management
  4. WILD (POPH) 5100/7100 Principles and Management of Wildlife Disease
  5. HPAM 8820 Global Health Policy
  6. HPAM 8800 Leadership in Public Health
  7. GRNT 6650 Aging in Society
  8. HPRB 7480 Global Health Promotion (evening class)
  9. SOWK (MNPO) 7411 Advanced Policy Analysis
  10. HPRB 7600 Public Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions
  11. DMAN 7200 Disaster Management for Health Professionals (must have taken 7100)
  12. DMAN 7500 Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security (must have taken DMAN 7100 and 7200)

Offered Fall Semester in odd-numbered years

  1. FDNS 8530 Nutrition and Disease Processes I

Offered Fall Semester in even-numbered years

  1. FDNS 8550 Nutrition and Disease Processes II

Offered Spring Semester in even-numbered years

  1. HPAM 8850 Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine (POD)

In rotation but students must check for date

  1. ANTH 6790 Human Adaptation
  2. ANTH 6590 Ecology and Evolution of Human Disease

Not offered on a regular basis

  1. PADP 8610 Economics of Health Policy
  2. HPAM/EPID 7700 Public Health and Healthcare Ethics
  3. ANTH 6540 Health, Biology and Culture: Introduction to Medical Anthropology

Others as approved by Advisor

Updated September 2016

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HMJ student April Bailey shoots first graduation ceremony at GRU-UGA medical partnership
HMJ student April Bailey shoots first graduation ceremony at GRU-UGA medical partnership (May 2014)