In this course we will investigate the argumentative and stylistic properties of the medical consultation, health brochures and consumer medicine advertisement. How does the institutional context affect the type and structure of the argumentation and the verbal presentation of the information and argumentation? Institutional constraints that are characteristic for the medical domain are, for instance, the patient’s right to informed consent, the ideals of patient centredness and shared doctorpatient decision making.
Master's Week: Information sessionsDiscover which programme suits you best (and whether the UvA is right for you). Find out in our information sessions, during which there will be a short presentation and you will be able to ask lecturers and students all your questions live. The next UvA Master's Week will take place 18-25 November 2023.
In this video Jayna will tell you more about the Master's Communication and Information and why she chose this Master.
In case you have missed the previous Master’s Week Information session, you can view the PowerPoint presentation here.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?
We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.
I have a different question concerning the application process. Who can I contact?
You will find this programme's admission criteria on the 'Application and admission' page. If you have any further questions, please contact the Graduate School of Humanities' Admissions Office.
What are my options after graduation?
After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.
How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?
Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.
Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?
No, this programme can only be done in full-time.
When does the programme start?
Just like all of the other Graduate School of Humanities programmes, this programme will start in September. It is not possible to start at a different time.
In every place at every time there will be differences of opinion. But many of them can be resolved with the right kind of means. That makes studying communication and argumentation worthwhile. In this time of fake news and misinformation a critical outlook on language use is even more important.Dr Bart Garssen
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