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Health Communication degrees abroad

Health communication is a relatively new, but rapidly growing discipline. It is the study of communication in relation to health professionals and health education. This includes the study of practitioner and patient interactions, as well as how important health information is communicated through organizations and to the public.

As an international student studying health communication, you’ll focus on research methodology, and investigate communication from a range of perspectives. You’ll also get the chance to explore the role of language in a diverse range of health care settings.

Studying health communication abroad will give you an invaluable opportunity to experience a different approach to healthcare. The need to effectively communicate healthcare issues has never been more important, and as an international student, you’ll be uniquely placed to appreciate global concerns.

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Health Communication program structure

You can study health communication at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is more commonly offered at universities in the USA, but programs can be found elsewhere including the UK and Lebanon.

Health communication bachelor’s programs are offered as a BA and a BSc, but there is usually not much difference between the two. The BSc may include more modules that focus on the scientific elements of healthcare communication.

In the US, your health communication bachelor’s degree will last four years using the liberal arts model. This means you’ll have the opportunity to study other subjects, especially in your first two years, before focussing on health communication modules in the second half of your program.

You can study for an MA in health communication if you already hold a bachelor’s degree in a related subject. This is a great option if you want to expand your knowledge or enhance your career in the healthcare sector. Most MA programs require one or two years of study and can be teacher or research-led.

How you’ll learn on your health communication program will vary depending on where you study, but you can expect to take part in lectures, workshops, seminars, and some fieldwork. Assessments will generally be through exams, essays, reports, and a final year dissertation.

Some of the most common health communication modules you’ll study include:

  • Research methodology for health communication
  • Healthcare narratives
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Management of healthcare
  • Health psychology
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Healthcare documentation

Health Communication study abroad programs

Health communication undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in health communication

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    Communication: Corporate/Health Communication - BA/BSc University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,436 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Communication: Health Communication - BA/BSc Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,144 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,144 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Health Communication - BA Salem College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,848 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,848 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Human Communication: Health Communication Track - BA University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,467 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,467 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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Associate in health communication

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    Medical Coding & Health Information - AASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,291 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,291 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Certificate in health communication

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    Health Communication - Cert University of Utah, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,190 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,190 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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Health communication graduate programs

Master's in health communication

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    Health Communication - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,344 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Science and Health Communication - MSc (with foundation) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,910 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Future health communication careers

Efficient communication in healthcare is vital to the success of hospitals and public health campaigns. Therefore, your skills as a health communication graduate will be in high demand.

Here are some of the roles you might consider after graduation:

  • Hospital manager
  • Healthcare manager
  • Health promotion officer
  • Hospital administrator
  • Medical practitioner
  • Healthcare marketing executive

Some of the careers above will require additional qualifications, so make sure you’re aware of what you’ll need when choosing your career. If you need help working out which career path to take, speak to your university’s career services, who can help you discover what role might best suit you.