COMM 610 (1SY) - Voodoo Science

Voodoo Science

Durham   Health & Human Services :: Communication Sci&Disorders
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   55  
CRN: 54036
This course will allow students to develop an understanding of evidence-based practice in the modern health care arena. This course offers a unique opportunity to learn critical thinking skills, evaluate scientific inquiry and discern information that has evidence from that with no support. The ability to evaluate ideas, and in particular, distinguishing scientific evidence from fiction is critical to success in any scholarly discipline, different ideas, such as perpetual motion machines, cold fusion, homeopathy, the role of media in spreading voodoo and scientific misconduct will be explored. Many of these have started out as sincere attempts to understand various phenomena, but at some point were found to not be supported by evidence. Unfortunately, these ideas continued to be promoted for a variety of reasons including financial gain, professional name, or social prominence and as such became fraudulent. As part of this course, we will study evidence-based practice in health care in relation to Voodoo Science.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): COMM 510
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Sophomore, Senior
Instructors: Donald Robin

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 4:10pm - 5:30pm ONLINE