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RH1002 - Communication Skills for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to level 1 Occupational Therapy, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Diploma of Health Science students. Students not enrolled in any of these courses should contact the subject coordinator for the tutorial availability details.

Communication skills for health professionals will explore health profesional/client communication, professional communication with other health professionals and the public. Written and interpersonal skills will be developed. Practical verbal and nonverbal skills in effective listening, interviewing and assertive communication will be acquired through a variety of class exercises and workbook activities. Students will develop information technology skills as well as appropriate styles of writing for different purposes. Completion of a literature review will enable students to develop skills in searching for, reviewing and integrating current literature. Students will be required to reflect on their values, feelings, activities and performance throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • reflect and evaluate personal communication skills and cultural influences that will impact on future role as a professional;
  • demonstrate ability to find and assess the value of sources of information (the literature) and to read, comprehend and summarise these sources;
  • interact effectively with clients and colleagues using professional and ethical, verbal and nonverbal communication skills;
  • write assignments, reports etc that conform to the norms of academic writing and the appropriate referencing style, using scholarly sources.
Prerequisites: 70510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); reflection (15%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must acheive a passing grade in the written assignment and in the exam to pass the subject.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching 01-Jun-2014 to 02-Jun-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures - electronically available via LearnJCU
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - residential block
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); reflection (15%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must acheive a passing grade in the written assignment and in the exam to pass the subject.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Ms Rose Spencer
Lecturers: Dr Felicity Croker, <Person not found>, Ms Rose Spencer.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (35%); reflection (15%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must acheive a passing grade in the written assignment and in the exam to pass the subject.

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.