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HSH704 - Health Communication

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 2: CBD*

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

Berni Murphy





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 4 day Intensive seminars to be held at Burwood (Melbourne) Wednesday 30 March to Saturday 2 April 2016 inclusive (over 4 days).

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin, including live Cloud (online) seminars


*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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