Sign Up for Online Course "Health and Media" by August 27!

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Young Chinese medicine students working with new media. Photo: kian2018 / Pixabay

Interested in questions of health and illness, and the role that media play in these questions in China and Russia? Then sign up for TaRC's online course by August 27!

TaRC’s online course Health and Media (5 ECTS) focuses on the role of media in shaping our understanding of health and illness in Chinese and Russian contexts.

How are perceptions of health and illness changing in Chinese and Russian contexts of traditional and modern medicines? How do we understand health and illness in the age of social media? Has the COVID-19 pandemic boosted the digitalization of health and health care communication and influenced our perception of health and illness? How can information limit or intensify the corona virus outbreak?

These and related questions will be investigated in three thematic strands: wellbeing, e-health, and death. The themes will be investigated from a multidisciplinary perspective.

The teachers on the course are renowned experts in e.g. health sciences, literature, media and film studies, and sociology. Further information about the teachers can be obtained from the course homepage.

Because of the multidisciplinary design, the course will be beneficial for participants with a background in Russian studies, China studies, health sciences, medicine, politics, communication, media, journalism, intercultural communication, and film studies.

However, participants with backgrounds in other disciplines are also welcome. The course is mainly targeted at students completing their Master’s studies. Doctoral students can also apply for the course, as can students who are at an advanced stage in their Bachelor’s studies and have sufficient competence.

We are currently inviting students to sign up for the course. The course is available free of charge for up to 20 students of Tampere University, TaRC’s partner universities, and other higher education institutes (HEIs).

You can sign up by Friday 27 August. Act now and secure your place on a highly topical course!

Check out the course homepage for more information on the course and how to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact course convenor, University Teacher Svetlana Pasti (