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HSH704 - Health Communication

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Berni Murphy





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 hour weekly seminar held at the Burwood campus plus 1 hour weekly class (provided in the Cloud). Other resources and activities will be provided in the Cloud.


Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 hour weekly online class and 1 x 2 hour weekly online seminar


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


Topics include:

  • Communication and behaviour change concepts, models and theories
  • Functional and strategic communication
  • Working with the media
  • Social media and health
  • Social marketing campaigns
  • Health education and empowerment
  • Communication in a global context
  • Engaging communities
  • Health advocacy
  • The role of communication in partnerships for health
  • The role of communication in capacity building and change management


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2500 words equivalent per student) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (2500 words equivalent per student) 50%

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