Communication and Interpersonal Skills - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Communication Skills Critique (45%) , Assignment 2 - Individual Analysis (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,563.00
International 2,813.00

Communication and Interpersonal Skills is an applied skills unit intended to facilitate, guide and stimulate students’ interest and commitment to communicating effectively. The rationale for offering this course is that all health and human service professionals, no matter what setting they may be working in (i.e., with individuals, groups, and/or organisations), will require skills for interacting with others.

After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe the major processes of interpersonal communication.
  2. Actively listen and receive information from others through verbal and non-verbal communication channels.
  3. Effectively communicate information to others.
  4. Manage interpersonal interactions.
  5. Interact appropriately with others in one-on-one and small group situations.
  6. Critically review your own behaviour in an interpersonal interaction.
  7. Integrate theory and practice in the analysis of interpersonal interactions.
  • Assignment 1 — Communication Skills Critique (45%)
  • Assignment 2 — Individual Analysis (50%)
  • Group Discussion Board Task (5%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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