Media Impact on Public Health

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

As a student of Curtin University’s Media Impact on Public Health unit, delivered online through Open Universities Australia, you will learn how and why different media campaigns affect those that read and view them.

You will study a wide range of health communication tactics used in mass media, including a case study involving the comparison and contrasting of tobacco advocacy and prevention campaigns.

Studies of print, radio, television, video, folk, online and mobile media and their impacts on public health will be undertaken, as will investigation of news reporting and entertainment programming’s influence.

By the end of the unit you will have a better idea of how to develop and implement your own media strategy in order to educate the public about pertinent health issues.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses at Curtin University:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • Master of Health Promotion
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Applicants are recommended to have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:

  • Concepts in Health Promotion Planning

You should also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:

  • Health Promotion Media and Advocacy

Areas of study

In this Media Impact on Public Health unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Health communication
  • Social marketing
  • Print, radio and television
  • Lobbying and advocacy

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Curtin University
  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Curtin 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?

Having a deeper understanding of the tools used in public health marketing and advertising campaigns will give you a better conceptual handle on how effective these tactics are. Your knowledge and ability to help devise an appropriate media strategy will make you a candidate for jobs in a variety of communication fields.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Media Impact on Public Health from Curtin 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 a 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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