Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Richie Barker


Previously coded PRJ2252


The dynamics of issues management, risk communication and crisis management in internal and external environments. Research tools and methods to assess stakeholder views and values, both for strategic planning and campaign evaluation purposes. How communication technologies can support or impede communication management.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: identify and analyse risk and crises issues; comprehend, interpret and reflect on the role and purposes of issue and risk identification in modern organisations; critically analyse information relating to issues or crises; develop risk and crisis management plans; conduct appropriate literature searches, review literature and carry out research; compose clear, concise actionable reports; and work reflexively and effectively as a member of a broad based team.


Written work: 55%
Presentation: 15%
2 hour Exam: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Richie Barker

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week
one 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Public relations


ATS1356 or PRL1002 and one of ATS1897, ATS2813, PRL1001 or ATS1330 and ATS1331