Communication for Health Professionals
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- 26 Jun 2023
- 23 Oct 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate application of key concepts relating to communication in health and social care;
identify the goals and strategies for communication in health and social care;
describe the key components of and skills required for effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) in health and social care contexts;
understand the importance of communicating in ethnically and culturally-appropriate ways; and
reflect upon their own personal communication style and how it affects professional communication with both clients and colleagues.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Health professionals need advanced communication skills to effectively share complex and sensitive information and advice with clients, families and professional colleagues. Studying this subject will help to equip you with the verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills required to succeed as a health or social care professional. With an emphasis on self-awareness and self-reflection, this subject allows you to develop and apply your communication skills for a health and social care context. You will identify goals and strategies for communication in health and social care, and examine the importance of communicating in ethnically and culturally appropriate ways. You will also have opportunities to analyse your personal communication style to better understand how this affects professional communication with both clients and colleagues.
Assessment 1: 1200 words; Online activities; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-4 Assessment 2: 1800 words; Written assignment; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 5
- Assessment 1 (40%)
- Assessment 2 (60%)
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