Health Communication

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

Health Communication

Master of Health Communication

Students must 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 permission, a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units outside those listed, including a maximum of 6 credit points offered by other faculties
(c) at least 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Health Communication

Students must 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 permission, a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units outside those listed, including a maximum of 6 credit points offered by other faculties

Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Students must 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 units

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

Elective units

ARIN6902
Internet Cultures and Governance
6      Semester 1
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
CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
N CEPI5214


Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Semester 1
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
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
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
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
MIPH5115
Women's and Children's Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2
MIPH5124
Health Issues and Humanitarian Emergencies

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Intensive November
MIPH5135
Health Systems in Developing Countries

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2
MKTG6203
Innovative Marketing Strategies

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Marketing.
Semester 2
MKTG6204
Contemporary Consumer Behaviour

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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, Graduate Diploma 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 or CEPI5100
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
PUBH5111
Environmental Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4    N PUBH5115
Semester 2
PUBH5118
Indigenous Health Promotion

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2
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
PUBH5420
Public Health Advocacy Strategies

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4      Semester 2b
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
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
QUAL5005
Introducing Qualitative Health Research

This unit of study is not available in 2020

4    N PUBH5500 or QUAL5006

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This Unit is only available to Master of Public Health (MPH) students who commenced before 2019. Other students can enrol in PUBH5505.
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

Capstone units

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