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NS5330 - Persuasive Communication

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (40%)
  • Case study - (20%)
  • Oral presentation (recorded) - (40%).


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Ms Marie Bodak, Dr Clare Fenwick, 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

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.