MA in English Studies: Language and Communication in Healthcare

Master Arts in English Studies: Language and Communication in Healthcare


Language and Communication In Healthcare is an interdisciplinary two-year English-language MA programme offered at Adam Mickiewicz University Faculty of English.  The Program is:

  • effective and empathetic communication for health and quality of life
  • co-taught by healthcare experts (academics and practitioners) from Poland and abroad 
  • suited to BA/BSc and MA/MSc graduates with a good command of English

YOU GET A CHANCE TO

  • boost your professional communication skills in healthcare-related areas
  • make a change in the (post)COVID world through empathic and persuasive language skills
  • improve the quality of your social interactions with people around and those entrusted to your care
  • benefit from the hands-on approach delivered by the invited healthcare experts, both academics and practitioners, from Poland and from abroad

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • why is language-based communication important in medical and non-medical care provision
  • how to effectively communicate in healthcare – how to talk and how to listen
  • how to talk with a distressed patient
  • how to make specialist language accessible to non-experts
  • how to make communication easier where it is usually difficult
  • how a psychotherapist may heal by means of language
  • how the theatre can heal

WHAT ELSE WILL YOU LEARN?

  • how to talk about any illness
  • how to promote good health practices
  • how to help and communicate during a health crisis
  • how to effectively and amicably communicate with a person in need of care
  • how to support communication with vulnerable adults

Graduates will be qualified to fulfil expert roles in diverse care contexts and eligible for employment in both well-established professions and emerging ones, including:

  • medical social work
  • home health assistance
  • patient assistance
  • patient advocacy
  • art therapy
  • health promotion and health education
  • audio description
  • UX design (user experience in the healthcare context)
  • accompanying interpretation
  • language consultation for healthcare-related texts

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES:

  • workshops in designing voice interfaces for patients, coaching, audiodescription and drama techniques for standardised/simulated-patient medical training
  • internships at an outpatient clinic and the Medical Simulation Center of the Poznań University of Medical Sciences


Language of instruction

English

Application deadline

Admission schedule

Enrollment start date: 2021-06-01
Enrollment end date: 2021-09-23
Enrollment fee payment deadline: 2021-09-23
Exams start date: 2021-09-27
Dates for document submission: from 2021-09-01 to 2021-09-24

 

ECTS points

120

Requirements

All candidates must know English at B2 level

An interview in English with the professor conducting the master seminar and concerning the thematic scope of the seminar, the candidate’s interests and motivation

Tuition

85 PLN registration fee 0 PLN tuition fee

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Registration and Admission Details

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