Issues, Crisis and Risk Communication

PUB30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the semester, normally 3 Hours per Week

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


COM10007 - Professional Communication Practice OR AVA10001 - Introduction to Aviation OR AVA10004 - Aviation Marketing OR AVA10005 - Aviation Regulation and Operations
37.50 Credit Points in spk(s): ___2%
Admission into MJ-HMCOM - Health Management and Communication

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the strategic importance to organisations of the public relations related disciplines of issues, crisis and risk communication and to explore how they can be implemented in a range of public relations contexts.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate and articulate the differences between issues, crisis and risk communication
2. Critically analyse the importance of these disciplines to organisations’ strategic goal-seeking
3. Analyse key principles from case studies and apply to practice-related concerns
4. Prepare plans for issues, crisis and risk communication appropriate to a variety of public relations scenarios

Courses with unit

BA-MCMN Bachelor of Media and Communication
BA-MCMN PROF Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional)
BB-MCMNBUS Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Media and Communication