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JOU3113 Health Journalism
Credit Points: 15
This unit aims to provide students with the journalistic skills needed to write health/medical stories and places students in the role of editor of a health publication responsible for negotiating the issues and agendas in the health area. Studies will include journalism technique and genres in health journalism, including news stories, investigative journalism and feature writing, with examination of local articles and international examples, including Pulitzer Prize-winning medical stories. Students will be required to do interviews and to write stories during the course, also to read widely, including online story databases on current health topics. Theoretical studies will involve an understanding of issues behind health news and of the agendas, competing interests, pressures and policy issues in the health area.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MAAAENJournalism Major
MIAAFXJournalism Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014