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92572 Communication and Technology

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial)
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Health Science


Taking into consideration the ever-evolving world of technology, this subject aims to enhance students' knowledge of the nexus of communication and technology within the healthcare sector. Students are introduced to a range of topics including: e-health; health communication and literacy; health campaigns, cross-cultural communication as well as managing the intricacy of new and emerging health technologies. Students are required to critically analyse theoretical and practical health communication perspectives by examining areas encompassing provider–patient communication, globalisation and societies, health and the media, and the internet and mobile technologies. Students are exposed to existing and prospective technologies in health communication, digital strategies and online consumer engagement and explore ways of improving community health using communication methods and technological platforms.

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