HSH704 - Health Communication


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 hours per week comprising 1 hour weekly lecture (recorded and accessible online)
2 hour weekly on-campus seminar

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only


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

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