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MECO6909: Crisis Communication

2024 unit information

The unit will examine how organisations use public relations (PR) to deal with crisis situations. Throughout the unit we will use case studies to explore frameworks, risk prioritisation, issues management, planning, response and evaluation strategies for diverse organisations and topics from environmental and corporate to health and social.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Media and Communications

Code MECO6909
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a critical and practical understanding of ethical PR management and effective crisis communication drawing on foundational theories and case studies
  • LO2. Critically analyse and evaluate a range of crisis communications scenarios drawing on key theories.
  • LO3. Critically analyse and evaluate conflict resolution strategies implemented in a PR conflict scenario drawing on key theories.
  • LO4. Demonstrate effective crisis communications skills in a range of practical and realistic scenarios.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive April 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive April 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

This unit will be offered in online and intensive modes.