Health Communication

Table of units of study: Health Communication

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

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

Elective units

ARIN6901
Network Society
6      Semester 2
ARIN6902
Internet Governance
6      Semester 1
Winter Main
ARIN6905
New Media Audiences
6    N ARIN6903
Semester 1
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206
Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203


Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6CP) instead of BETH5206 (2CP).
Semester 2a
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    P PUBH5018 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100). Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the unit coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
N CEPI5214
Semester 1
Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 1
DVST6906
Culture and Politics of Health Development

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 2
EDPK5003
Developing a Research Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GCST5902
Natures and Cultures of Bodies

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 2
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      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 or LAWS6881.
Intensive October
LAWS6839
Critical Issues in Public Health Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   

Core unit for GradDipPubHL students. MHL students may select this unit as one of the three core units required in addition to LAWS6252 or LAWS6881.
Intensive September
LAWS6848
Law, Business and Healthy Lifestyles

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   

This unit replaced LAWS6848 Law and Healthy Lifestyles (formerly: New Directions in Public Health Law and Policy). This unit may be substituted for LAWS6839 Critical Issues in Public Health Law as a compulsory unit in the MHL.
Intensive March
LNGS7002
Language, Society and Power
6      Semester 2
LNGS7006
Cross-Cultural Communication
6      Semester 2
MECO6900
News Writing
6    N MECO4101
Semester 1
Winter Main
MECO6901
Dealing with the Media
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
MIPH5014
International Health Promotion

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4    N 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

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4      Semester 2
MIPH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
2      Semester 2a
MIPH5124
Health Issues and Humanitarian Emergencies
4      Intensive November
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries
4      Semester 2
MKTG6203
Innovative Marketing Strategies
6   

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing and Graduate Certificate of Marketing
Semester 2
MKTG6204
Contemporary Consumer Behaviour
6    A Assumed knowledge includes the funadamentals of marketing and consumer behaviour theory.


This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing and Graduate Certificate of Marketing
Semester 1
NURS5099
Promoting Health and Care in the Community
6      Semester 2
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011,CEPI5100
Semester 1
PUBH5024
Obesity and Health Promotion

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2    P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100), PUBH5033 and PUBH5020
Intensive August
PUBH5026
Mass Media Campaigns and Social Marketing
2    A Training in research methods epidemiology is advised but not essential.
P PUBH5033
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    N MIPH5014
Semester 1
PUBH5111
Environmental Health
4      Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
4    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5116
Genetics and Public Health

This unit of study is not available in 2017

4   

Pre-readings and some lectures will be posted on the unit's eLearning site 2-3 weeks before the course starts, and it is expected that you will look at this content before coming to the first day of the course. This will enable more time for class discussion.
Semester 2b
PUBH5118
Indigenous Health Promotion
4   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PUBH5308
Health Workforce Policy Analysis
2      Intensive October
PUBH5309
Translational Health

This unit of study is not available in 2017

2      Semester 2a
Semester 2b
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
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
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies
4      Semester 2b
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6    N QUAL5005
Semester 1
Semester 2
QUAL5005
Introducing Qualitative Health Research
4    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5006


This Unit is primarily aimed at Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Other students are encouraged to consider PUBH5500 instead of this Unit. MPH students who complete PUBH5500 can apply for a waiver for QUAL5005
Semester 1
SCLG6902
Doing Social Research

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N SCLG3003
Semester 1
SCWK6910
Working with Communities
6      Semester 1
SEXH5008
Sex and Society
2    N SEXH5414
Semester 2a

Capstone units of study

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 48 credit points
Intensive December
Intensive June
Semester 1
Semester 2
MECO6935
Professional Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2