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Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

Introduces communication theories. Inter- and intrapersonal verbal and written communication skills are developed and applied to clinical and academic contexts, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Unit content

  • Introduction to communication theory
  • Verbal and non-verbal skills
  • Documentation skills for health professionals
  • Interviewing skills for health professionals
  • Ethics, confidentiality, informed consent and professional boundaries
  • Communication across the lifespan, abilities and cultures

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • O'Toole, G, 2016, Communication, 3rd, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online TaskSR
Exam: practical50%
Scholarly Reflection50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online TaskSR
Exam: practical50%
Scholarly Reflection50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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