Courses & Units

Food, Health and Media HEJ353

Note:

This unit is not on offer in 2017

Introduction

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks, online and social media, etc), and the mounting concern about diet-related public health—in order to explore how food and health have become key markers of identity, social capital and cultural citizenship, as well as shaping new media texts and industry practices. Topic may include: media and the food industry; television cooking shows and the 'MasterChef effect'; food and social media; health communication and the 'obesity epidemic'; integrated advertising and promotions; 'ethical eating' and food politics.

Summary

Unit name Food, Health and Media
Unit code HEJ353
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Journalism, Media and Communications
Coordinator

Dr Michelle Phillipov

Teaching staff

Dr Michelle Phillipov

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

For Bachelor of Media and Bachelor of Media with Honours students: 4 HEJ level 100 units

For students outside the Bachelor of Media: 2 HEJ level 100 units

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HEJ253 Food, Health and Media

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute weekly lecture

1 x 90 minute weekly tutorial

Assessment

Presentation and discussion – 1500 word equivalent (20%); Case Study – 2000 words (30%); Participation (10%); Exam – 2 hours (40%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone

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