Communication for Health Professionals
Prepare to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues. Within the setting of health and social care, build your written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Become aware of your own personal style as well as cultural considerations.
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Online and other materials
- 29 Jun 2020
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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.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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.
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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.
In this subject you will be introduced to the core concepts and skills associated with effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) in health and social care. The importance of self-awareness and self-reflection in relation to one's personal communication style and how it impacts on professional communication with clients and colleagues is emphasised.
Assessment 1: 1500 words; Online activities - includes 3 written online activities worth 20% each e.g. Online quiz or activity or short answer question. Equivalent to 500 words each; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 1-4 Assessment 2: 1500 words; Written assignment; Relates to Learning Outcomes: 5
- Assessment 1 (60%)
- Assessment 2 (40%)
Textbook information is pending.