Social Media Tools
 Course ID: 1028864
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 2 CHES
 Certificate:
Course Description:

Description
This online course is an introduction to the many social media tools that are being used by public health organizations to connect in new, different and interactive ways with the communities they serve. Through tutorials, videos and activities, you will strengthen your knowledge and skills in using social media. This is the first in a three-part series designed to provide an overview of how social media can be used effectively in public health practice. Parts 2 and 3 (ready later in 2011) examine how social media can be used to address a public health intervention and gather information about the community.

Course Overview

  • Work at your own pace to gain familiarity with various technologies.
  • “Ask the Expert” to receive answers to questions about social media tools via an online discussion forum.
  • Opportunity to participate in an interactive web conference.
  • Share your thoughts, ideas, and reactions with others who are learning about social media tools.
  • Learn about Twitter, blogs, RSS, social networks, YouTube and online videos, text messaging, online data visualization tools, online collaborative writing, and online communities.
  • Step-by-step directions assist in getting started with social media tools.
  • Explore many social media applications through a variety of links and articles.
  • Discover how social media tools are being implemented in public health.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify major social media tools currently being used in public health programs
  • Use nine social media tools to communicate with others
  • Recognize other social media tools that may be used in public health practice
Subject Area(s):
Health / Risk Communications
Marketing
Audience(s):
Public Health
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Identifies sources of public health data and information
Tier One
    Communication Skills
       Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency
       Solicits community-based input from individuals and organizations
       Conveys public health information using a variety of approaches
Tier One
    Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
       Identifies community assets and resources
Tier Two
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       References sources of public health data and information
Tier Two
    Communication Skills
       Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency
       Solicits input from individuals and organizations
       Uses a variety of approaches to disseminate public health information
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: yes
Registration Restrictions: Please go to the Michigan Public Health Training Center at http://www.mitrainingcenter.org to complete registration and access course.
Sponsor: Michigan Public Health Training Center
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: MPHTC
Phone: (734)615-9439
email: mphtc@umich.edu
URL: https://practice.sph.umich.edu/mphtc/site.php?module=contact_us
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