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UWI launches “Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader”

For Release Upon Receipt - June 21, 2011

St. Augustine

The UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education launched the book, Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader, edited by Dr. Godfrey Steele, Deputy Dean and Lecturer in Communication Studies, on Tuesday 21st June, 2011.

This launch was chaired by Professor Funso Aiyejina, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Education. Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St. Augustine Campus Principal, gave the welcome address and Dr. Brader Brathwaite, Retired Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, reviewed the book.

Following a musical interlude, a student of the Human Communication Studies Graduate Programme read some excerpts from the book. The event ended with remarks on the book by Dr. Steele and a closing address by Professor Aiyejina. 

Health Communication in the Caribbean and Beyond: A Reader provides a comprehensive, well-researched and up-to-date discussion of the local and international health communication literature and provides a theoretical and practical framework for teaching health and/or medical communication skills. It reviews, explains and applies health communication concepts and principles, and provides contexts for their application in both the classroom and in the health professions.

Dr. Steele’s book is available at the UWI Bookshop.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.