Health Communication

The degree information below is for students who commenced in 2015.

Students who commenced before 2015 can find degree information in the handbook of the year they commenced at
www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Health Communication

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.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in 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 Master of Health Communication must complete 72 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study and at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study..

Core units of study

MECO6900
News Writing
6    MECO4101  Semester 1
Summer Late
MECO6901
Dealing with the Media
6      Semester 2
MECO6919
Health Communication
6      Semester 1
MECO6927
Organisational Communication
6      Semester 2

Elective units of study

ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BETH5207
Arts in Health
6      Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
MECO6902
Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
6      Semester 2
MECO6934
Social Marketing
6      Semester 2b
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion
4    PUBH5033 


Students who have enrolled in PUBH5033 should contact the unit co-ordinator to seek permission before enrolling in MIPH5014, as there is some overlap between the two units of study.
Semester 2
MIPH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
4      Semester 2
MIPH5115
Women's and Children's Health
4      Semester 2
MIPH5116
Culture, Health, Illness and Medicine
4      Semester 2
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
2      Semester 2a
MIPH5118
Global Perspectives of HIV/AIDS
4      Semester 2a
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5024
Obesity and Health Promotion
2    (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100), PUBH5033 and PUBH5020  Intensive August
PUBH5027
Public Health Program Evaluation Methods
2      Semester 2
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health
2      Semester 2
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6    MIPH5014  Semester 1
PUBH5101
Special Project in Public Health
4    (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student informs the Unit co-ordinator, who emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit permission to allow the student to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5102
Special Project in Public Health
2    (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student informs the Unit co-ordinator, who emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit permission to allow the student to enrol.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
4      Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
4    PUBH5115  Semester 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5421
Infection Prevention in Healthcare
6      Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 2

Capstone units of study

MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2
6    MECO6904 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6935
Professional Practice
6      Semester 1
Semester 2