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NS5330 - Persuasive Communication

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject explores professional communication strategies across a variety of mediums that healthcare professionals will use in their workplace. It will also explore digital communication and digital literacy, along with development of persuasive argument.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply advanced communication strategies for potentially challenging conversations and relationships relevant to the healthcare professional;
  • Appraise and interpret communication theories;
  • Demonstrate a wide use of digital platforms useful as part of the suite of communication methods available for communication;
  • Incorporate principles of persuasive communication in the healthcare workplace;
  • Reflect on and articulate strategies for enhanced communication in a culturally diverse healthcare workplace.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 21-Jul-2022
Lecturers: Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Clare Fenwick, Ms Tracey Gooding, Ms Kate Hurley, Mrs Anita Dunn, Ms Pieta Shakes, Dr Nasreena Waheed.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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