Health Communication

(Students apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Admission requirements

In general, admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Communication requires an undergraduate degree with a relevant major in the humanities, social sciences or public health.

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Communication requires an undergraduate degree completed with a minimum 60% average over the entire degree, with a relevant major in the humanities, social sciences or public health; or completion of the Graduate Certificate with a 65% (credit) average.

The Master of Health Communication requires an undergraduate degree completed with a minimum 60% average over the entire degree, with a relevant major in the humanities, social sciences or public health; or completion of the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma with a minimum 65% (credit) average.

See course rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Health Communication requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points from elective units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Health Communication requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 18 credit points from elective units of study.

The Master of Health Communication requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 24 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 24 credit points from elective units of study.

Sample Pattern of enrolment

The following table provides examples for structuring programs of study directed towards specific interests or future employment. Students can design their own pathway in consultation with the program coordinator.

Core units      
MECO6900
News Writing
MECO6901
Dealing with the Media
MECO6919
Health Communication 
MECO6927
Organisational Communication 
Elective units      
Government Health Departments (state and federal)

 

   
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
PUBH5113
International Health (4 credit points)
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
Consumer and Trade Media      
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion (4 credit points)
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control in the 21st Century
PUBH5111
Environmental Health (4 credit points)
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
Health Insurance Funds      
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)      
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
PUBH5113
International Health (4 credit points)
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship