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RH1002 - Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will explore and develop skills towards excellence in both written and oral professional communication. Lectures and workshop activities will promote self-awareness, reflective learning, development of culturally safe communication, applied listening and questioning, academic research and writing, and professional communication skills. Students will examine and practice the application of communication skills in challenging circumstances and develop knowledge of appropriate communication across a variety of urban, rural and remote contexts. The importance of academic literacy and critical thinking will be emphasised throughout the subject and students will be equipped with knowledge and resources that will act as a foundation for future learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • research and write assignments that conform to the norms of academic writing and referencing;
  • critically review and reflect upon personal and professional communication skills in order to promote strategies for ongoing development as a student and a health professional;
  • analyse cultural influences upon effective communication and demonstrate knowledge and skills in communication that facilitate culturally safe practice;
  • adopt verbal and non-verbal communication skills that ensure interactions with clients, carers and colleagues are professional and ethical.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - 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; achieve at least 50% for the written report and the presentation; participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops.

Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours workshops - 2 hour/week
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours workshops - 2 hour/week
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.