Health Communication

Table of units of study: Health Communication

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

Core units

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

Elective units

MECO6902
Legal & Ethical Issues in Media Practice
6      Semester 2
MECO6904
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6905
Dissertation Part 2
6    P MECO6904

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6928
Media and Communication Internship
6    P 12 credit points from core units of study in Master of Publishing, Master of Media Practice or Master of Health Communication.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Summer Late
Summer Main
Winter Main
MECO6934
Social Marketing
6      Semester 2b
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
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
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion
4   

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
PSYC5011
Applying Models of Health Behaviour
6      Semester 2
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
6    P PUBH5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns & Social Marketing
2    A Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
P PUBH5033
Int August
PUBH5033
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
6      Semester 1
PUBH5101
Special Project in Public Health
4   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student or supervisor 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students negotiate with a public health staff member to be their supervisor on an agreed project. The student or supervisor 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    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5309
Translational Health
2      Semester 2b
PUBH5414
Public Health Advocacy
2      Int Sept
PUBH5415
Injury Prevention
2      Int October
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    P PUBH5010 or PUBH5018


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010) 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      Int August
PUBH5419
Falls Prevention in Older People
4      Semester 2
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 2