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Danube private University
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Austria


Donau Universität Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems


Medical Journalism and public Relations
Medizinjournalismus und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Brief description:
To summarize a medical study or report as journalist for the general public, to correctly analyse a studies importance and potential impact and to break down complex scientific data for general media users is a difficult issues. Journalists are required to have enough scientific and medical knowledge in addition to media and audience understanding and knowledge of science and research in order to produce high-quality journalistic products. Experts from the field of medical journalism will teach new-comers the essential of health coverage.

Eine medizinische Studie auf Aussagekraft zu untersuchen und sie in ihrer Bedeutung korrekt einzuschätzen, stellt eine besondere journalistische Kompetenz dar. Dazu gehören das Verständnis der Fachsprache, Grundkenntnisse medizinischer Methoden und des Designs von Studien und im weiteren Rahmen auch das Wissen um die Struktur des Gesundheitssystems und um die Abläufe im Forschungsbetrieb. Die dazugehörigen Grundlagen vermitteln Profis aus allen Bereichen des Medizinjournalismus.

Duration of programme:
A full-time 6 and 10 semester study programme is offered upon demand
A summer school without degree is offered each summer for 2 weeks on issues of health journalism

Tuition for BA study course: 4.000,00 Euro per semester
Tuition for MA study course: 4.000,00 Euro per semester for 10 semesters

Language(s) the programme is available:
DE/EN

Pre-requirements of attendance or registration for programme/course:
University allowance exam
German and English language skills on C1
Work experience in field of journalism or medicine

Degree, certification or accreditation offered:
BA or MA by private Danube University, accredited in Austria

Information on or copy of curriculum of training programme/course:
Available on website for summer school

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Date when information was entered:
May 2011

Link:
www.donau-universitaet.at