Units of Study

MECO6919 - Health Communication

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Olaf Werder


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.


1x1000wd commentary and critique (20%), 1x500wd discussion leadership (20%), 1x1000wd research project on health issue (20%), 1x2500wd research paper (40%)


Brown, B. Crawford, P. and Carter, R. (2006) Evidence-based Health Communication. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.


1x2-hr seminar/week


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