University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 7006 - Risk and Crisis Communication

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Essay, Group presentation/pitch, Exegesis

This course focuses on the role of strategic communication in managing situations of risk and crisis. You will consider risk and crisis communication in local, national and international contexts and across NGO, government and corporate sectors. You will identify issues and strategies for managing risks, plan effective communication strategies to prevent issues from becoming risks, and examine how new technologies and a changing media environment can influence the response of stakeholders. Other topics covered include issues of trust, credibility and control; corporate social responsibility (CSR); and the ethical and legal requirements for communications practitioners in Australia.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14973 WR01 30 16 10 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 3pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 3pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
19368 WR02 15 7 10 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class