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Communication is increasingly recognised as a vital part of the Health Care environment. From clinical consultations to Health Care policy, language plays a key role in promoting health, facilitating understanding and managing the emotional climate of health care.
The Masters (MA) programme in Health Communication provides a unique opportunity to investigate language and communication in various health care contexts. The course gives students a thorough grounding in the concepts, theories and research methods used in this area. It will be of interest for those wishing to develop careers in the area of health communication: health promotion officers, health information managers, hospital administrators, medical and allied health practitioners (such as doctors, phramacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists), workers in the voluntary sector workers based in health or lifestyle charities, healthcare communication professionals and those with an interest, though not necessarily a background, in this growing field.
The course is run by the University’s Health Language Research Group with its rich membership of clinical practitioners and scholars, and affiliated to the Schools of Nursing, Sociology and Social Policy and English Studies, all of which look to communication as a way of making sense of health care. The University of Nottingham has an international reputation for research and teaching in the field of professional communication. The study of health communication is a rapidly expanding field and the distance learning programme has been designed to reflect the growing interest in and importance of health care communication.
Fully funded places are available for health and social care professionals working in the East Midlands and having the support of their manager. These places are funded through the East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery (SHA) contract with The University of Nottingham. To check if you qualify for funding please call (0115) 823 1213 or email SoN-LBR-Enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
To find out more about the programmes you can listen to Kevin Harvey (on YouTube) speaking about his research in health communication here and Professor Paul Crawford's podcast giving an overview of the topic.
Dr. Valerie Durow
School of English
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
t: + 44 115 951 5899
f: + 44 115 951 5924
Applications can be made online via the University's Applications Portal, alternatively, hard copy forms can be obtained from the address above.
Trent BuildingThe University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924