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Healthcare Communications

The Healthcare Communications specialization is an area of emphasis in the full IMC degree program that prepares you for data-minded careers within the healthcare industry. An ever-changing and competitive industry, the healthcare field needs effective communicators to develop healthcare communication campaigns using integrated marketing strategies.
The Creative Strategy Specialization consists of four courses; three of these fulfill the elective requirements and the final course is additional to your degree requirements. So, an IMC degree with a specialization requires 11 courses, 33 credits, and adds $2,250 to the total cost of the degree.

Healthcare Communications Courses

The Healthcare Communications courses prepare you to:

  • Effectively develop healthcare communication campaign plans using an integrated marketing communications strategy
  • Recognize how AR/VR can be used in IMC campaigns to enhance the user experience
  • Develop strategies and learn tactics and techniques that relate to the use of AR/VR within a healthcare marketing communications campaign
  • Recognize how to brand, build credibility, and effectively manage public relations efforts
  • Plan content to utilize in web and social media assets: i.e. b/vlogging, video newsletters, short video for social media site production, podcasts, etc. for public education, advocacy and/or corporate purposes
  • Demonstrate the benefit of cause marketing strategies for corporations, nonprofits, and consumers
  • Identify the latest ethical considerations and federal guidelines associated with digital and social media marketing activities within the healthcare space
  • Identify target audiences and understand behavior change theories as they relate to healthcare marketing communications campaign planning for these audiences
  • Evaluate ROI for healthcare communication activities and public interest communication plans

You should pursue Healthcare Communications if...

You're interested in:

  • Understanding the legal and ethical issues in healthcare communications
  • Exploring the role of content in the modern healthcare industry
  • Developing a cause marketing campaign strategy
  • Website and social media marketing for the healthcare industry

Your dream job title is:

  • Community Outreach Manager
  • Healthcare Comm Specialist
  • Director of Marketing
  • Marketing Manager
  • Content Strategist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Director of Corporate Sponsorships
  • Director of Corporate Communications
  • Director of Strategic Communication
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