Health Communication

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Health Communication

Master of Health Communication

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 42 credit points from elective units of study
(i) 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 table, including:
(ii) a maximum of 6 credit points from units of study offered by other faculties.

Graduate Diploma in Health Communication

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study
(i) with the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the table

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Core

MECO6909
Crisis Communication
6      Semester 1
MECO6919
Health Communication
6      Semester 1
MECO6927
Organisational Communication
6      Semester 2
MECO6934
Social Issues Marketing
6      Semester 2

Capstone

MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1
6    P 24 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
C MECO6939
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2
6    P 48 credit points, including MECO6904 from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6928 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6935
Professional Project
6    P 48 credit points from Digital Communication & Cultures or Media Practice or Health Communication or Strategic Public Relations or Publishing degree tables
N MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6928 or MECO6939

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6932
Advanced Media Project
6    P 48 credit points including MECO6900 and (MECO6924 or MECO6925 or MECO6941)
N MECO6928 or MECO6904 or MECO6905 or MECO6935

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Open to Masters' students only
Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective

ARIN6902
Internet Cultures and Governance
6      Semester 1
ARIN6903
Digital Media and Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6905
New Media Audiences
6      Semester 1
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend intensives on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6cp) instead of BETH5206 (2cp). This unit is available to Master of Public Health (MPH) students only. If an insufficient number of students opt to attend normal evening sessions on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2a
BETH5207
Creativity and Creative Arts in Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
DVST6906
Culture, Gender, Health in Development
6      Semester 2
EDPK5003
Developing a Research Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST5910
Health, Pleasure and Consumption
6      Semester 2
GLOH5112
Global Communicable Disease Control
6      Semester 2
GLOH5115
Women's and Children's Health
6    N MIPH5115
Semester 1
GLOH5124
Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health
6    N MIPH5124
Intensive October
HPOL5000
Health Policy and Health Economics
6    N PUBH5032
Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
LAWS6052
Govt Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics
6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive October
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive May
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles
6   

For 2020 only, this unit will be a substitute for the MHL core units, LAWS6058 Information Rights in Health Care or LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html
Intensive April
LNGS7002
Language, Society and Power
6      Semester 1
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
LNGS7504
Medical Discourse

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
MECO6900
News Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6901
Media Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6908
Strategy Selection in Corporate PR
6      Semester 1
MECO6915
Writing Features: Narrative Journalism
6      Semester 2
MECO6926
International Media Practice
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6936
Social Media Communication
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2a
MECO6939
Research Methods
6      Semester 1
MECO6940
Theoretical Traditions and Innovations
6      Semester 1
MECO6941
Podcasting
6      Semester 2
MECO6942
Managing Social Media Communities
6      Intensive January
Semester 1b
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns and Social Marketing

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2    A Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
P PUBH5033
Intensive August
PUBH5027
Public Health Program Evaluation Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2      Semester 2
PUBH5032
Making Decisions in Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
6    N PUBH5118
Semester 2
PUBH5121
Environmental Health
6      Semester 2
PUBH5126
Genetics and Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A Basic epidemiology. No previous knowledge of genetics is required.
P Epidemiology Methods and Uses (PUBH5010)
Intensive October
PUBH5145
Alcohol, drug use and health
6    N PUBH5114 or PUBH5115
Semester 1
PUBH5205
Decision Analysis

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2    A PUBH5302 Health Economic Evaluation
P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
Semester 2
Semester 2b
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2    P PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
6      Intensive August
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 1
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
6      Semester 1
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5505
Qualitative Research in Health
6    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5005 or QUAL5006
Semester 2
SCLG6902
Ethics of Social Research

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
SCWK6910
Working with Communities

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2a
SEXH5410
Sexual Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
Students are advised to consult the Degree Director before enrolling in the units below.
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT6000
Professional Writing
6      Semester 2
WRIT6001
Professional Editing
6      Semester 1