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MECO6919: Health Communication

2024 unit information

This unit introduces key concepts in health communication. Students will explore micro- and macro-level theories of health (behaviour) communication that inform the design and implementation of health communication campaigns, planned and unplanned effects of communication campaigns, and the evaluation of such campaigns. It aims to give students a critical and practical understanding of theory and research concerning the role of communication in health promotion efforts.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Media and Communications

Code MECO6919
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. Recognise the interplay of theories and assumptions on outcomes and effects
  • LO2. Learn about the dissemination of health-related content
  • LO3. Study and develop processes of communication that influence public health
  • LO4. Train thoughtful critique and engagement of others in issues debates

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 May 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive May 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Additional advice

This unit will be offered in intensive and online modes.