Free E-learning Course: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies

How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies

We are pleased to announce that the E-learning Course: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies is now available. This course is free to access online, please click here to register and access the course.

With reference to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the objective of this course is to provide knowledge, strategies and tools to identify and respond to suboptimal information that can negatively impact institutional communication during public health emergencies. Specifically, participants will develop competences and skills on the following topics:

  1. The basics of disinformation
  2. Persuasion
  3. Risk perception
  4. Credibility in the information age
  5. Conspiracy theories
  6. The competition between science and pseudoscience
  7. The (mass & social) media effects
  8. Communicating science to lay-audiences

A set of conclusive slides gives concrete advice on how to manage disinformation.
The theoretical background of the course is grounded in disciplines including: linguistic and rhetorical analysis, argumentation theory, critical thinking and persuasion research, theories of advertising and social marketing, and the cognitive and behavioural sciences.

Book Now for the E-Learning Course

The first online tutorial is planned for Thursday 3 December between 1400 and 1700 (CET). [Registration link is available afgter registering for the e-learning course.]

Every month there will be the possibility to talk with the authors of this course, discuss case-studies or ask for advice on communication in the field.

The first online tutorial is planned for Thursday 3 December between 1400 and 1700 CET. If you are interested in discussing issues please register for the Zoom session by clicking here.

We recommend registering for the e-learning course first followed by the Online tutorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The course is run by:
Prof. Sara Rubinelli, Dr. Nicola Diviani and Dr. Claudia Zanini (University of Lucerna, Switzerland) and Dr. Maddalena Fiordelli (Università della Svizzera italiana Switzerland).

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