Overview & Objectives


Consumer Health covers six topics:

  • Health literacy and health for all
  • Types of health care professionals and facilities
  • Brand name and generic medications
  • Alternative medical practices
  • Health fraud
  • Health disparities and inequalities


Students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of health literacy to enhancing health
  • Assess the quality of a website for health information
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, use and critically evaluate different types of health information
  • Explain the difference between generic drugs and brand-name drugs