Risk, Crisis and Communication (7545.6)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
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|Discipline Of Communication And Media||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomes1. a critical understanding of the central ideas in risk theory and contemporary models of risk and crisis communication
2. critical awareness of issues in risk communication research
3. understanding of the ethical, cultural, political and social issues in this field
4. an understanding of the link between risk communication models and professional practice
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
PrerequisitesCommunication and Media Research
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Required readings as per timetable of activities. Additional readings will be available via Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessments should be submitted in MS Word format via Canvas.
Inclusion and engagement
Participation through attendance is an important and significant component of meeting the learning outcomes of the unit. Not only is this relevant to gaining the knowledge and skills appropriate to this particular unit but it also applies to your degree as a whole.
Required IT skills
Library database searching skills; word-processing; email; and Canvas.
There are no additional costs associated with the unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums