HSH704 - Health Communication

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 hours per week comprising 1 hour weekly class (recorded and accessible online) and 2 hour weekly seminar

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

3 hours per week comprising 1 hour weekly class (recorded and accessible online) and 2 hour weekly online seminar online

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

Topics include:

  • Functional and strategic communication
  • Health communication presentation skills and strategies
  • Working with the media
  • Social media and health
  • Social marketing campaigns
  • Communication and behaviour change concepts, models and theories
  • Health education and empowerment
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Health advocacy and activism
  • The role of communication in partnerships for health
  • The role of communication in capacity building and change management
  • Communication styles when working in teams

Unit Fee Information

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