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HS1111 - Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

The subject aims to develop an understanding and appreciation of the importance of interpersonal skills in nursing practice. The focus is the beginning development of effective communication skills and helping behaviours within the context of a therapeutic interpersonal relationship.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess written and oral presentation style;
  • describe the importance of effective communication in the health profession;
  • develop personal goals for improving communication skills;
  • identify and analyse ones own interpersonal communication style;
  • outline the key components of the communication process.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lea Budden
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

Mount Isa, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lea Budden
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

Thursday Isl, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lea Budden
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 10 hours
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lea Budden
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lea Budden
Workload expectations:
  • 40 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); presentation (20%).

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.