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HS1111 - Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

This subject will introduce you to the process of effective interpersonal communication. The focus of the subject is on the development of professional helping relationships, a vital aspect of health care. Being able to understand a client's experience of health and illness is central to the helping process. Through the process of learning effective communication skills you will also learn about yourself and the way in which you usually communicate with others. You will be challenged to change some of the ways you communicate and adopt new methods and skills to enhance your interpersonal behaviour, both personally and professionally, in the practice of health care. The teaching of this section of the course is designed to give you experiences in practising communication skills before you begin to work with clients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the key components of the communication process;
  • Identify the goals of effective communication for health professionals;
  • Discuss barriers to and facilitators of effective therapeutic and professional communication;
  • Reflect on elements of effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication in therapeutic and professional interactions;
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication with individuals and groups.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

Thursday Isl, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment 3 (20%); assignments (30%); assignment 2 (50%).

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.