University of Technology Sydney

92572 Communication and Technology

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on Canvas.
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10360 Bachelor of Public Health


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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