Health Communication

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Health Communication
Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Candidates for the Master of Health Communication must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health Communication must complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Communication must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.


Core Units of Study
Semester 1
MECO6900 News Writing
MECO6919 Health Communication

Semester 2
MECO6901 Dealing with the Media
MECO6927 Organisational Communication

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
MECO6904 Dissertation Part 1
MECO6905 Dissertation Part 2
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
HPOL5000 Introduction to Health Policy
HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy
PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
PUBH5101 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5102 Special Project in Public Health

Semester 2
MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
MECO6904 Dissertation Part 1
MECO6905 Dissertation Part 2
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship
MECO6934 Social Marketing
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
BETH5207 Arts in Health
CISS6004 Health and Security
HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy
MIPH5014 International Health Promotion
MIPH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control
MIPH5115 Women’s and Children’s Health
MIPH5116 Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
MIPH5117 Diseases of Modernisation
MIPH5118 Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
PUBH5019 Cancer Prevention and Control
PUBH5101 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5102 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5111 Environmental Health
PUBH5113 International Health
PUBH5114 Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
PUBH5421 Infection Prevention in Healthcare

Units offered in intensive mode
PUBH5024 Global Obesity and Health Promotion (Aug)
PUBH5418 Tobacco Control in the 21st Century (Aug)


Information for 2013

Master of Health Communication
Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Candidates for the Master of Health Communication must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Health Communication must complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Communication must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

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 Health Communication subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, including a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

Core Units of Study
Semester 1
MECO6900 News Writing
MECO6919 Health Communication

Semester 2
MECO6901 Dealing with the Media
MECO6927 Organisational Communication

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
MECO6904 Dissertation Part 1
MECO6905 Dissertation Part 2
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CISS6004 Disease and Security
HPOL5000 Introduction to Health Policy
HPOL5001 Economics and Finance for Health Policy
PUBH5033 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
PUBH5101 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5102 Special Project in Public Health

Semester 2
MECO6902 Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
MECO6904 Dissertation Part 1
MECO6905 Dissertation Part 2
MECO6928 Media and Communication Internship
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
HPOL5003 Analysing Health Policy
MIPH5014 International Health Promotion
MIPH5112 Global Communicable Disease Control
MIPH5115 Women's and Children's Health
MIPH5116 Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
MIPH5117 Diseases of Modernisation
MIPH5118 Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
PUBH5019 Cancer Prevention and Control
PUBH5101 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5102 Special Project in Public Health
PUBH5111 Environmental Health
PUBH5113 International Health
PUBH5114 Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
BETH5207 Arts in Health

Units offered in intensive mode
MIPH5124 Health Issues & Humanitarian Emergencies
PUBH5024 Global Obesity and Health Promotion
PUBH5418 Tobacco Control in the 21st Century