Risk, Crisis and Communication (7545.6)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. 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; and
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
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