Communication and Interpersonal Skills - 2016

Unit summary

PES732

  • 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 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Communication Skills Critique (45%) , Assignment 2 - Individual Analysis (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,826.00
International 3,076.00

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.

  • Broadband access

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 not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  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.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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