Courses & Units

Food, Health and Media HEJ353


This unit is not on offer in 2017


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.


Unit name Food, Health and Media
Unit code HEJ353
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Michelle Phillipov

Teaching staff

Dr Michelle Phillipov

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


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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

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

HEJ253 Food, Health and Media


Teaching Pattern

1 x 60 minute weekly lecture

1 x 90 minute weekly tutorial


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

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