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HSH704 - Health Communication

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 - B, CBD, X, Trimester 2 - CBD only

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:B Murphy
Contact hours:

2 x 2 day intensives.

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Topics include:

  • Communication and behaviour change concepts, models and theories
  • The media and health
  • Health advocacy
  • Working with the media
  • Social marketing
  • Health education and empowerment
  • The role of communication in partnerships for health
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Engaging communities
  • The role of communication in capacity building and change management
  • Health online


Assignment 1 (2500 words) 50%, assignment 2 (2500 words) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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