Media Ethics

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This online Media Ethics unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University will give you a broad understanding of issues in both traditional and new media theory, providing you with skills that form the basis of current communication practices.

Other learning outcomes include the ability to map a project from concept to finished product, delivered to an audience in a planned setting.

At the successful completion of this unit, you will develop your own attitudes, values, and ethics as an inherent result of working collaboratively towards a professional outcome.

The unit is also skills-based, focusing on the daily challenges involved in creating digital product and content.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following units because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • Media Ethics
  • Media Ethics

To be eligible for this course, you must either have successfully completed, or currently be enrolled in the following units:

  • Introducing Communication Studies
  • Visual Culture

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Communication

Areas of study

In this Media Ethics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • An introduction and overview
  • The nature and history of ethics
  • Morality, ethics and the professional
  • Journalism and ethics
  • Beyond the code: some issues in Journalism training
  • Comparative media ethics
  • Media regulation
  • Media regulation and ICTs
  • Copyright
  • Case studies in 21st Century media ethics
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Communication, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

An understanding of national and international media codes of ethics and conduct is a must for anyone looking to work in or with the media industry. This unit will also help you develop your own personal code of ethics to equip you with persistence and resilience critical for any workplace.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Media Ethics from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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