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The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
On completion of this course students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Develop an awareness of the significance and nature of effective verbal and non-verbal communication.
- Apply communication techniques appropriate to clinical assessment and intervention.
- Practice a range of communication skills for dealing with distressed individuals and their family and carers.
- Describe resources and strategies in managing challenging situations and physical and mental health crises with a range of diverse people groups.
- Maximise communication strategies using different modes such as face to face and virtual methods of communication.
- Develops strategies to improve own interpersonal skills by self-reflection and analysis.
- Effective Communication Skills in Mental Health
- Communication with other Health Professionals
- Family/Support Network and Services
- Supervision and Self-care
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This course allows health professionals to examine and develop their interpersonal communication skills with people who may be experiencing difficult situations and mental and physical health challenges. The health professional will be able to identify and use both non-verbal and verbal communication skills to engage in discussions with people, patients, their families and friends, in an appropriate way for culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous peoples. The introduction of interactive dialogue techniques will provide a broad understanding of communication and negotiation strategies in challenging and high risk scenarios. Communication techniques will also be explored in relation to different modes such as face to face, online, electronic, virtual and telephone. The building of effective communication skills will promote self-awareness, resilience and self-care of the health professional.
- OSCE (40%)
- Recorded presentation uploaded to LMS (20%)
- Create and upload a podcast (40%)