Discourse Analysis in Healthcare Sector (KSK_227)
Acquaint postgraduate students with the concept of discourse, its development, types, methods of analysis; connection with different types of communication in health care and their interactions; medicine – discursive practice; medical discourse – interdisciplinary discourse; enhance understanding of these processes in today’s public space. Why here? Why now? Why so? The historical and social context of medical discourse, its role; to acquaint postgraduate students with basic principles of constructing a narrative (also story telling) in general and in the healthcare sector discourse in particular; doctor-patient communication models, communication axioms; acquaint postgraduate students with elements of such discourse formation, including structural ones; acquaint postgraduate students with the manifestations of the medical discourse community; introduce discourse elements of drama and methods of argumentation and rhetoric.
Knowledge of approaches and methods by different discourse authors, understanding of the concept of discourse and its development.
Knowledge of the healthcare discourse community and its characterisation, communication barriers.
Understanding of various types of argumentation and rhetoric, the ability to identify and distinguish them.
Apply the health discourse in the health sector communication – overcoming communication barriers.
Analyse types and contexts of the discourse, identify the conditions that influence their formation and interpret the discourses available in the public space.
Apply discourse analysis in research work.
Use health discourse in the research and analysis of health communication issues, applying appropriate methods of argumentation, rhetoric and overcoming communication barriers; analyse, evaluate, and critically argue and discuss the discourses available in the public space.