University of Technology Sydney

52713 Communicating Health and Science

6cp
Requisite(s): (((60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10269 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10270 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Bachelor of International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10377, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10434-C10439, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10425 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Languages and Cultures OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10405 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10451 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10452 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) Bachelor of International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10454 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10363 Bachelor of Communication (Strategic Communication) OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10374 Bachelor of Communication (Strategic Communication) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10367 Bachelor of Communication (Strategic Communication) Bachelor of International Studies)) OR 12 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09489 48cp Writing and Publishing Major )
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54090 Communicating Health and Science

Description

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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