Institute of Communication and Health (ICH)
The Institute of Communication and Health, founded in 2007, is a heavily research-oriented institution that operates to a large degree on external funding. On the side of teaching, it contributes to the University’s bachelor programme, to a Master in Communication, Management and Health and if offers a joint Master's programme in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication with Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.
Research at ICH comprises four focal areas at present:
- Area 1: Health Literacy and Empowerment
- Area 2: Interpersonal and Mediated Communication in the Life Course
- Area 3: Cultural Factors in Health Promotion
- Area 4: Risk Communication and Health Information Seeking
The ICH currently is staffed with 11 members, including professors, researchers, PhD students and scientific collaborators.