Introduces communication theories. Inter- and intrapersonal verbal and written communication skills are developed and applied to clinical and academic contexts, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- 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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate professional documentation skills||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate professional interviewing skills||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate ethical and professional communication skills that account for age, ability, culture and context in which the encounter occurs||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate some reflective practices of personal and professional communication skills||Communication and social skills|
- O'Toole, G, 2016, Communication, 3rd, Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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