University of Technology Sydney

52713 Communicating Health and Science

Anti-requisite(s): 54090 Communicating Health and Science


Media messages about health and science are powerful forces in society. They can generate panic, fight or deny disease, sway markets, and move us to search for life beyond our sun. But who sets the agenda? What makes information go viral, what messages make us change, and how powerful are influencers? In this subject, students use concepts such as risk, health promotion, health communication, diversity, ethics, social construction, narrative, numbers and emotion to inform their professional practice and reflections. Drawing on these concepts, online resources, and expert and public discussion, they work in teams to discover community views, identify 'champions' (experts and celebrities), evaluate health and science information and develop practical communication responses tailored for target audiences.

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Autumn session, City campus

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