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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course will identify various audiences, appropriate content and ways of communicating within organisations and institutions, with particular focus on the energy industry, law and law enforcement, emergency services and healthcare.  It will identify various purposes, types and modes of communication within organisations and institutions and consider communication plans as part of organisational and institutional strategic plans.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Master of Science Professional Communication (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will begin with an overview of organisational and institutional communication as reported in the literature. Students will then go on to consider communication within their own and selected other organisations and institutions considering the relationship between institutional roles and communicative behaviour and developing a sample communication plan in the context of the strategic plan of their organisation or institution.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Science Professional Communication

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


2 x 2500 word essays (90%); presentation (10%).

Formative Assessment




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