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HS1111 - Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces students to the process of effective communication while identifying the strengths and weaknesses in differing communication mediums. Students will be challenged to adopt new communication techniques and utilise health informatics systems to enhance interpersonal and professional communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss barriers to and facilitators of effective therapeutic and professional communication;
  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication with individuals and groups;
  • Identify the goals of effective communication for health professionals;
  • Demonstrate the effective use of a variety of communication media and information systems in contemporary healthcare.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Letter/memorandum - (20%) - Individual
  • 20% group video presentation; 20% individual reflection - (40%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials/specified online content; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Ms Sandra Dash, Dr Patricia Burton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours online activity - Specified online content (20hrs); Online activity (20hrs)
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.