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54090 Communicating Health and Science

8cp
Requisite(s): 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10246-C10251, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10252-C10263, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10264 Bachelor of Global Studies OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10269 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10270 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10311 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Creative Writing) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10312-C10313, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10314 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10315-C10316, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10317 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Cultural Studies) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10318-C10319, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10332-C10337, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 64 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10383, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Description

Media messages about health and science have implications for society. They can generate panic, fight disease, sway markets, and move us to search for life beyond our sun. But who sets the agenda? What makes information go viral? Why are drones and robots all over the news? How did Kylie Minogue boost breast screening? Why is nuclear power seen as risky? Why do we debate vaccination? Students choose a health or science issue, locate and critically evaluate related information, engage with communities, and develop a media/news/communication strategy package. Students investigate and reflect upon concepts such as risk, health promotion, health communication, diversity, community interdependence, ethics, social construction, and discourse. Drawing on online resources, and expert and public discussion, students work in teams to engage with communities, identify 'champions', evaluate information and develop practical communication responses tailored for target audiences. Students' assignments include an issues briefing document, a class presentation of progress and a final strategy including a package of audio/visual/web/text responses to the communication challenge.


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