Health Communication

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Health Communication

Master of Health Communication

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the table, including:
(ii) a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points from capstone units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Health Communication

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the table

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Core

MECO6909
Crisis Communication
6   

This unit will be offered in online and intensive modes.
Intensive April
Semester 1
MECO6919
Health Communication
6   

This unit will be offered in intensive and online modes.
Intensive May
Semester 1
MECO6927
Leadership Communication
6   

This unit will be offered in online and intensive modes.
Intensive September
Semester 2
MECO6934
Social Issues Marketing
6   

This unit will be offered in intensive and online modes.
Intensive October
Semester 2

Capstone

MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1
6    P 24 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
C MECO6939
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2
6    P 48 credit points, including MECO6904 from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In addition to the prerequisites, students must: 1) achieve strong credit marks (70+) in their core units in order to meet host organisation expectations around skill-sets; 2) achieve a pass result on a pass/fail diagnostic skills test that assesses workplace readiness
Intensive December
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6935
Professional Project
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6939

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6932
Advanced Media Project
6    P 48 credit points including MECO6900 and (MECO6924 or MECO6925 or MECO6941)
N MECO6928 or MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Open to Masters' students only
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6946
Industry Research Project
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables.
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6939 or MECO6932
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective

ARIN6902
Internet Cultures and Governance
6      Semester 1
ARIN6903
Digital Media and Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6905
Digital Audiences and Communities
6      Semester 1
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


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Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

2    N BETH5203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6CP) instead of BETH5206 (2CP). This unit is available to Master of Public Health (MPH) students only.
Semester 2a
BETH5207
Creativity and Creative Arts in Health

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.


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Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
DVST6906
Culture, Gender, Health in Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
EDPK5003
Developing a Research Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST5910
Health, Pleasure and Consumption

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 2
GLOH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
6   

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Semester 2
GLOH5115
Women's and Children's Health
6    N MIPH5115


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Semester 1
GLOH5124
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
6    N MIPH5124


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Intensive October
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032


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Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6   

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Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6   

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Semester 2
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   

For 2020 only, this unit will be a substitute for the MHL core units, LAWS6058 Information Rights in Health Care or LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LNGS7002
Language, Society and Power
6      Semester 1
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
LNGS7504
Medical Discourse
6      Semester 1
MECO6900
News Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6901
Media Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6908
Strategy Selection in Corporate PR
6      Semester 1
MECO6915
Writing Feature Stories
6      Semester 1
MECO6926
International Media Practice
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6936
Social Media Communication
6      Semester 1
Semester 1a
Semester 2
Semester 2a
MECO6939
Research Methods
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECO6940
Theoretical Traditions and Innovations
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MECO6941
Podcasting
6      Semester 2
MECO6942
Managing Social Media Communities
6      Intensive February
Intensive July
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6   

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Semester 2
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100


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Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6   

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Semester 1
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6   

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Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Note: While not compulsory, attendance (by zoom or face to face) at the five half-day workshops is strongly encouraged, as this enables students to yarn with and ask questions directly of the Aboriginal guest lecturers.
Semester 2
PUBH5121
Environmental Health
6   

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Semester 2
PUBH5145
Alcohol, drug use and health
6    A MPH core units
N PUBH5114 or PUBH5115


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Semester 1
PUBH5227
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    P PUBH5033


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Semester 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6   

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Intensive August
PUBH5426
Vaccines in Public Health
6    A Understanding of basic health sciences and related concepts. Students should have a Bachelor's degree in a health related discipline.
P PUBH5010 and PUBH5018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Semester 2
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
6   

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Semester 1
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006


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Semester 2
PUBH5506
Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Writing
6    A You should have a basic understanding of qualitative research gained through undergraduate or postgraduate coursework or research experience.
P PUBH5505 OR PUBH5500 OR QUAL5005 OR QUAL5006 OR GLOH5201


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Semester 1
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Public Health
6   

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Semester 2
SCLG6902
Ethics of Social Research

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
SCWK6910
Working with Communities
6      Semester 1a
SEXH5410
Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion
6   

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Semester 1
Students are advised to consult the Degree Director before enrolling in the units below.
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6   

Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1