Health Communication

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As a health communicator you’ll learn to translate and mediate the myriad discourses within the industry including policy, research, clinical practice and public health.

Key details for

  • ATAR

  • Course Code

    • G1075
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 088771G
  • Course Code

    • G1075
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

In Australia, health communication is a diverse field working across government, non-government, non-profit, private and public organisations, and impacts the heath decision-making behaviour of a diverse and complex public. Health communicators work to translate and mediate the myriad discourses within the industry including policy, research, clinical practice and public health. As a student of this course, you will work on real-life projects within this context and engage with current theory and practice in order to critique health communication campaigns in Australia and internationally.

You will have the opportunity to continue onto Masters level coursework in the School of Arts and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Health communication is a diverse professional area with employment opportunities available across various industries in Australia and internationally. Health communicators are the vital link between policy makers, health providers, clinicians, researchers and public health institutions working at all levels of health intervention, from grass roots community all the way to the international arena. Graduates of this course will be able to seek employment in the health and allied industries in a range of roles including, but not limited to, strategic communications specialists, communications advisors, media advisors, communications consultants, digital communications specialists, community engagement officers, stakeholder managers, government communications advisors, communications policy advisors and public relations managers.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • School

    • School of Arts
  • Qualification

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae