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Communication for Health Professionals

Undergraduate | UNE-HLTH103 | 2024

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.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
13 Oct 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
24 June 2024,
21 Oct 2024

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Communication for Health Professionals

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate application of key concepts relating to communication in health and social care;
    2. identify the goals and strategies for communication in health and social care;
    3. describe the key components of and skills required for effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) in health and social care contexts;
    4. understand the importance of communicating in ethnically and culturally-appropriate ways; and
    5. reflect upon their own personal communication style and how it affects professional communication with both clients and colleagues.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-CWW-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing


Candidature in the Diploma in Community Welfare and Wellbeing.

Additional requirements

  • 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 - 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. Please refer students to link for requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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