Communications Theory and Practice.

MDA10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or Term
    From 2016 this subject is replaced by COM10007, Pro

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.





Aims and objectives

To equip students with the oral and written communication skills they require to compete in the contemporary marketplace through an exploration of both the theoretical and practical dimensions of modern communications, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed to deal with a wide variety of different communications environments. The content is designed to cater to students from all disciplines and provide them with techniques they can employ throughout their educational and professional careers.

 Learning Objectives

After completing this unit of study students are expected to understand how to communicate effectively at a professional level..

Students are expected to develop skills in:

  • Advanced reading and writing, including essay wring
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Using the internet for communication, learning and research
  • Undertaking research, both in the library and on the internet
  • Communicating their findings clearly and effectively

Courses with unit

This unit is no longer offered
Prior to 2014, this unit was known as HAC113 Professional Communications Practice.