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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.
In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses at Curtin University:
Applicants are recommended to have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:
You should also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
In this Media Impact on Public Health unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
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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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.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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